Literacy and Language Teaching (EDPJ5020)


This unit focus on literacy and its relationship to language teaching is examined from avariety of perspectives. Reading, writing and the teaching of these in the English language classroom are examined. In addition, issues surrounding literacy as a broader social, cultural and technological phenomenon and the implications of these issues for language teaching are explored. The unit emphasises that literacy does not operate the same way in all societies or in all educational and social contexts. In an age of increasingly sophisticated information technologies and the spread of English as a global language, ideas about literacy are changing rapidly, and these changes are having consequences for language teaching.

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1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


1 assignment (40%); and 1 assignment (60%)

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