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 and numeracy 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, writing and numeracy to all students; and to develop an understanding of the impact of culture, cultural identity and diversity in schooling.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information

Classes

4-hrs/wk for 9 wks

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

120 credit points

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.