EDEM607-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Contemporary Issues in Literacy Education

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024

Description

This course explores different theoretical perspectives on literacy and how they relate to contemporary practice and research. It examines the theoretical, historical and political aspects of curriculum development in the teaching of literacy. It includes an exploration of current teaching and learning practices and processes relevant to the area. An analysis and critique of the development and use of and approaches to text is integral to the course.

This course is primarily self-directed with study guides and readings. It is asynchronous, meaning that as long as you submit the assignments at the time required you can work through the materials at the pace that suits you. There are opportunities for online participation and engagement, but these are optional.

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Critically analyse major theorists’ contributions to the understanding of the development of reading and writing from early childhood to adolescent.  
  • Critically analyse a range of relevant pedagogical practices for literacy in New Zealand using current research;
  • Identify and discuss key assessment issues in NZ;
  • Critically examine social and cultural issues relevant to literacy achievement and outcomes (e.g., gender, culture, ethnicity, SES and ESOL);
  • Critically evaluate research in an aspect of reading that is relevant to your own teaching or interests.

Prerequisites

Subject to approval of the Head of School

Restrictions

EDTL834

Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Karl Popper 508 (20/2-26/3, 30/4-28/5)
Rehua 620 (2/4)
19 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Alison Arrow

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Assignment 1 22 Apr 2024 50%
Assignment 2 31 May 2024 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Stuart, Morag , Stainthorp, Rhona; Reading development & teaching https://libcat.canterbury.ac.nz/Search/Results?type; Sage Publications, 2016.

Recommended Reading
Hempenstall, K., & Buckingham, J. (2016). Read about it: Scientific evidence for effective teaching of reading. Australia: Centre for Independent Studies.

Pressley, M. & Allington, R.L. (2015). Reading instruction that works: The case for balanced literacy instruction (4th ed.). New York: Guilford Press.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,046.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Teacher Education .

All EDEM607 Occurrences

  • EDEM607-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024
  • EDEM607-24S1 (D) Semester One 2024 (Distance)