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Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Middle Years Literacies)

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  • Objectives
    Students completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Middle Years Literacies) will be able to: * Have knowledge of current research in teaching literacy to middle years students; * Have the ability to recognise the specific literacy learning needs of students; * Have awareness of classroom strategies for developing their students' language and literacy skills; * Understand the diversity of the textual modes and types that students need to master, and have the capacity to work with students in achieving this; * Understand the importance of developing their students' capacity for critical and creative practice across the range of literacies they use.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Middle Years Literacies)
  • Course description
    Subject      Semester      Credit Points
    460-624  Literacy Planning for Diverse Learners
    This subject will focus on the importance of planning effective literacy approaches and strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners. It will highlight how teachers cater for diversity through 'crafting a mix' of pedagogic approaches in...     Semester 1     12.50

    460-622  Oral Language for Literacy and Learning
    This subject will examine the role of oral language in classroom contexts, and the nature of student talk from a range of theoretical and practical perspectives. The significance of children's increasing language competence will be explored with...     Semester 1     12.50

    460-621  Reading for Engagement and Comprehension
    This subject will explore theoretical perspectives and the practical classroom implications of effective reading instruction in the middle years of school. A range of print-based , electronic and multimodal texts will be analysed to illuminate the ch...     Semester 2     12.50

    460-623  Engaging Students with Writing
    This subject will examine major approaches to teaching writing in the middle years of school. Intersections between theory and practice will be explored, with a focus on building professional knowledge and skills needed to enhance student production ...     Semester 2     12.50

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