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UniSC Sunshine Coast
|Blended learning||Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.|
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This course will develop your capacity to identify literacy and numeracy demands in school subjects and design learning experiences to support the development of students’ literacy and numeracy capabilities. Definitions of literacy and numeracy are examined to broaden conceptualisation of these two terms as encompassing more than basic skills. You will refine your own personal literacy and numeracy skills and competencies, and consider the literacy and numeracy requirements of teachers in the 21st century.
|Learning materials – You are required to engage and interact with asynchronous materials and activities accessed through Canvas modules, course readings and required texts.||16hrs||Week 1||Once Only|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial.||16hrs||Week 1||Once Only|
|Independent Study/Research – In addition to engaging with the learning materials and workshop sessions and completing the assessable tasks, you are required to engage in self-directed learning using the Canvas course modules and current research/reading via USC library databases and the required/recommended textbooks and resources.||10hrs||Week 1||Once Only|
|Seminar – On campus||2hrs||Week 1||3 times|
400 Level (Graduate)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership|
|1||Demonstrate personal literacy and numeracy skills, reflect on personal literacy and numeracy skill development and facilitate professional learning.||Knowledgeable||
|2||Explain the meaning of literacy and numeracy, their place as general capabilities across all learning areas in the Australian Curriculum and the role of all teachers as teachers of literacy and numeracy.||Empowered||
|3||Explain a range of theoretical and practical approaches, including the Four Resources Model and 21st Century Numeracy Model, to assist the development of literacy and numeracy.||
Creative and critical thinker
2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5
|4||Apply knowledge and understanding of curriculum and pedagogy to select/design teaching strategies and learning materials that promote the development of literacy and numeracy in specific learning areas.||
1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6
|5||Analyse learning materials that ethically support students acquiring competence in literacy and numeracy, whilst considering social justice and inclusion for all, using the the 4 Resources Model and 21st Century Numeracy Model.||Creative and critical thinker||
1.2, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
|6||Communicate in written texts using academic literacy skills including English expression, grammar, spelling, punctuation and APA referencing conventions.||Knowledgeable||
|Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership|
|1.2||Understand how students learn: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn and the implications for teaching.|
|2.1||Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area|
|2.2||Content selection and organisation: Organise content into an effective learning and teaching sequence.|
|2.3||Curriculum, assessment and reporting: Use curriculum, assessment and reporting knowledge to design learning sequences and lesson plans.|
|2.4||Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians: Demonstrate broad knowledge of, understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and languages.|
|2.5||Literacy and numeracy strategies: Know and understand literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application in teaching areas.|
|2.6||Information and Communication Technology (ICT): Implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students.|
|6.1||Identify and plan professional learning needs: Demonstrate an understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in identifying professional learning needs.|
|6.2||Engage in professional learning and improve practice: Understand the relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning for teachers|
Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Enrolled in Program AE304, ED315 or SE303
EDU211 or EDU221
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Students will receive formative feedback on the literacy and numeracy skills they demonstrated in the Task 1.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
2 x 45 minute quizzes Part A: Numeracy Part B: Literacy
|Week 1||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||2||Artefact - Professional||Group||30%||
|Week 3||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 5||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
Part A: Numeracy (45 minutes) Part B: Literacy (45 minutes)
|Week 2||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Personal Literacy and Numeracy Quiz|
The goal of this task is to demonstrate your personal literacy and numeracy capabilities as required for teaching
Part A: Numeracy A multiple choice and short answer personal numeracy quiz. Part B: Literacy A multiple choice and short answer quiz on key spelling and grammar conventions; and including a short, written reflection of personal literacy and numeracy areas of strength and weakness, and a plan for developing graduate level personal literacy and numeracy skills, competence and confidence.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Rich investigative task.|
The goal of this task is to engage and collaborate with colleagues to facilitate professional learning. You will apply critical reflections on this experience to your future professional practice, particularly in relation to the responsibility of all teachers to be teachers of literacy and numeracy.
|Product:||Artefact - Professional|
This task gives you the opportunity to work with 2-4 colleagues to create a rich investigative task for developing conceptual understanding of a topic in your specialist teaching area that also is designed to promote your students' numeracy capabilities. The task should be authentic and linked to the Year 7 to 10 Australian Curriculum. The task will be designed to engage your students in critical and creative thinking and problem-solving as well as collaborative group work. The task will be a group task for your students. Task Sheet (1-2 pages) The task sheet will be self-explanatory and be able to be implemented in the class of your choice. Reflective essay (1500 words) The Reflective Essay provides the rationale for the task. This should include: A discussion of the definitions of numeracy and the implications for teaching An explanation of the teachers' role in developing students' numeracy capabilities An analysis of the task in relation to how the task conceptual understanding in the target learning area and promotes students' numeracy capabilities in relation to all dimensions of the 21st Century Numeracy Model. Submission Cover sheet: Name, Student ID, Name of task, & word count for reflective essay. Reflective Essay (followed by references on a new page) Appendix A: Your rich investigative task. Note: Use 12 point Times New Roman and double line spacing.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Text Analysis based on the Four Resources Model|
To apply the Four Resources Model to a text from one of your teaching areas and identify how you as the teacher would develop learning experiences to support a specific group of secondary school learners.
A critical analysis of a text of your choice and a discussion of the repertoires of practice needed to understand, deconstruct and interact with that text effectively using Luke and Freebody's Four Resources Model for a specific group of learners. Include in your analysis how the model applies to one of the following groups of learners: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, other learners with English as an additional language or dialect, or students with literacy learning difficulties. Texts relevant to your teaching areas will be suggested on Canvas. Submission Cover sheet: Name, Student ID, Name of task, & word count for text analysis. Text analysis (followed by references on a new page) Note: Use 12 point Times New Roman and double line spacing.
|All - Assessment Task 4:Online quiz literacy and numeracy|
The goal of this task is to evidence your knowledge of literacy and numeracy across the curriculum.
Part A: Numeracy An online quiz on key topics and content from course material and tutorial activities explored throughout the semester. Part B: Literacy An online quiz on key topics and content from course material and tutorial activities explored throughout the semester.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Merrilyn Goos,Vince Geiger,Shelley Dole,Helen Forgasz||2018||Numeracy Across the Curriculum||n/a||A&u Academic|
Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying: The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4% The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct
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