Language, Literacy and Diversity (EDSE4046)

UNIT OF STUDY

Twenty five percent of students in NSW come from bilingual/ bicultural backgrounds; 16% of students are at various stages of developing English as an additional language. In addition, many secondary students need support in developing literacy skills in English. This unit of study has three aims: to provide the skills and understandings for the effective teaching of ESL students; to give a background in teaching reading and writing to all students; and to develop an understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and diversity in schooling.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

4-hrs/wk for 8 wks

Assessment

1200wd analysis and teaching of reading text (20%) and 1800wd reflective report (30%) and 3000wd literacy teaching portfolio (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

144 credit points including 72 credit points of Education

Corequisites

EDSE4042, EDSE4043

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