It has become the role of every teacher to take increasing responsibility for the numeracy and literacy development of all students. In this unit students will critically examine the nature and roles of literacies and numeracies throughout the curriculum in order to build up proficient knowledge of these roles and skills. Through critical synthesis they will apply these to develop teaching strategies and assessments that integrate literacy and numeracy learning across a targeted selection of subjects with which students engage.
In class time, students experience a range of teaching and learning strategies, including lecturer input, demonstration and modelling; discussion, pair and group tasks; simulated classroom learning activities; teaching observation and practice; independent reading and reflection. The lecturer scaffolds the reading of research-based texts and students participate in collaborative pair/group tasks to discuss, analyse, and critique key concepts from readings and videos. Based on lecturer input and self-study, students complete in-class tasks to check their learning in relation to key concepts and teaching practices.
The lecturer will provide formative feedback on students’ comprehension of key concepts and their application in professional practice through a short writing tasks undertaken before census date.
* The language dimension of everyday life and why literacy is “across the curriculum”
* The range of knowledge, skills and elements of multi -literacy competency
* Ways of assessing literacy and numeracy and diagnosing needs
* Designing effective lessons to enhance literacies across the curriculum. The importance of vocabulary, and specific literacies involved the various discipline areas
* Supporting the use of texts in courses
* Understanding the numerical dimension of everyday life and why it is “across the curriculum”
* Understanding the range of knowledge, skills and elements of numerical competency
* Assessing literacy numeracy and identifying needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages impact on numeracy
* Identifying the mathematical ideas and applying numerical ideas to solving and describing problems and language in texts
* Whole school approaches