Literacy Education

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

In the Literacy Education unit you will learn literacy education skills and be able to successfully teach basic literacy and Standard Australian English to primary studets. Through online course content, delivered through Open Universities Australia in conjunction with Curtin University, you will study different theories of reading and viewing and you will also develop your own reading and viewing skills and learn about different genres and processes of literacy.

You will examine and learn a wide range of teaching and assessment skills suitable for the primary classroom and be able to effectively teach children literacy skills.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following units before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following units; or enrol in the following units to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

  • Teaching Language and Literacy in Junior Primary
  • Technology and Enterprise Education

Areas of study

In this Literacy Education unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to teaching literacies
  • Review of literacies on a human scale and purposes of literacies
  • Approaches to literacies – didactic literacy pedagogy and classroom planning
  • Authentic literacy pedagogy and classroom planning
  • Functional literacy pedagogy and classroom planning
  • Critical literacies pedagogy and classroom planning
  • Multimodal literacies and classroom planning
  • Literacies to think and learn
  • Literacies and learner differences and classroom planning
  • Planning using literacies standards and assessments
  • Literacies in the Australian curriculum
  • Review of learning

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary), Curtin University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

Once you have finished this unit you will be able to use Standard Australian English to a suitable degree to be able to teach primary aged children basic literacy skills.

You will also be able to critically assess and apply teaching choices that help students learn how to read effectively and absorb information, keeping in mind the varying ways and rates in which children learn.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Literacy Education from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

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