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Language and Literacy in Early Childhood is an online unit which examines the nature of language and how it develops from birth to eight years of age. Provided by Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia, it investigates how oral language and adult-child interaction in early childhood relate to subsequent understanding of written, visual and aural texts.
From a theoretical standpoint, you will consider different definitions of literacy and apply appropriate metalanguage when analysing language structure and function. On a more practical level, you will formulate appropriate pedagogical practises for promoting language and literacy development.
In addition, the unit considers how different strategies could be applied to create literacy-rich environments for children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
You must have successfully completed the following unit before starting this unit:
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following course:
In the Language and Literacy in Early Childhood unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Language and Literacy in Early Children is an essential unit for anyone seeking to pursue a career in teaching young children. The unit will equip you with the skills to encourage early childhood literacy in a range of settings, and will expand your awareness of the importance of early childhood development. In addition, it will help you understand complex issues relating to language and how it is adopted.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.