TECP112-24YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2024 (Distance)

Theoretical Foundations of Literacy

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 12 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 25 February 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 26 May 2024


This is a 100 level compulsory BTchLn (Primary) course which focuses on the assessment and facilitation of foundational skills for literacy success (oral language, phonological awareness and letter-sound knowledge) within the New Zealand classroom. Students will learn to apply their knowledge of these skills to the assessment and teaching of reading and writing. The course links the New Zealand Curriculum (2007), theoretical underpinnings and research base to the oral and written language assessment and teaching strategies explored. The knowledge and use of writing conventions within a professional context are also explored.

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Gillon, Gail T; Phonological awareness :from research to practice ; Second edition; The Guilford Press, 2018.

Moats, Louisa Cook; Speech to print :language essentials for teachers ; 2nd ed; Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., 2010.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $844.00

International fee $3,950.00

* 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 TECP112 Occurrences

  • TECP112-24YC1 (D) Year C First Half 2024 (Distance)