Course Title: Developing Literacies
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Developing Literacies
Credit Points: 12.00
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023
Course Coordinator: Naomi WIlks-Smith
Course Coordinator Phone: By email
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora West
Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Enforced Pre-Requisite Courses
Successful completion of TCHE2641 Beginning and Early Literacy (Foundation to Year 2)
Note: it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enrol in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For your information go to RMIT Course Requisites webpage.
This course is designed to prepare you to teach and assess literacy in the Primary School. You build on key theories and practices related to literacy development in Years 3-6 and develop the skills required for analysing and assessing students' reading and writing development. The skills and understandings gained in this course will contribute to the ongoing development of your literacy portfolio and demonstrate your ability to make connections between literacy theory and practice.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
Program Learning Outcomes
In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in education
- Communicate effectively with different stakeholders in the education field through a broad range of communication modes and digital technologies in diverse educational contexts.
- Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge
- Show commitment to professional learning by being an independent, open-minded, resilient and critically reflective learner, seeking out, learning from constructive feedback and adapting to meet the demands of the profession
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
CLO1. Implement pedagogical strategies for using multimodal texts
CLO2. Design and justify assessment strategies for writing, informed by theory, to inform your literacy teaching practice
CLO3. Make informed judgements about teaching strategies aligned with contemporary literacy theories
2.1, 2.5, 3.3
CLO4. Identify and justify resources for personal professional literacy learning
Overview of Learning Activities
Your learning in this course will involve a range of activities including online lectures, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection.
Overview of Learning Resources
RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources.
The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from http://rmit.libguides.com/sb.php?subject_id=67929
Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing
The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies. http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library
Overview of Assessment
You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.
AT1: Analysis of reading assessment data (40%) CLO1
AT2: Quiz of the metalanguage reviewed in readings and tutorials (20%)
AT3: Literacy portfolio (40%) CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4
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 coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.
Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.