Course Title: Developing Literacy: 3-6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Developing Literacy: 3-6

Credit Points: 12.00



Course Coordinator: Cheryl Semple

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7436

Course Coordinator Email: cheryl.semple@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge to plan and implement literacy learning strategies for a diverse range of literacy learners (Years 3-6). In particular the needs of readers and writers who fall into categories such as under achieving, reluctant, highly able and ESL will be investigated. You will develop an individual literacy plan for a particular student and explore a range of texts, with appropriate strategies to support and extend all literacy learners. You will develop curriculum development skills by applying your knowledge of literacy learning models to the design of a unit based around factual texts with particular learning intentions, strategies and assessments.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the individual literacy learning needs of diverse students years 3-6
  • Use necessary literacy knowledge and skills for the differentiated learning needs of a group of students
  • Identify levels of complexity and challenge contained within the language features and structures of non-fiction texts across disciplines
  • Incorporate effective and appropriate use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) with a critical awareness of its impact
  • Cultivate personal professional literacy by developing critical approaches to selecting and researching texts for professional learning.


You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Engage with diverse learners in a range of educational contexts in order to develop skills and knowledge for flexible and adaptable participation in professional communities of practice.
  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.
  • Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1