Details for Literacy and Numeracy

The aim of this subject is to prepare Teacher Education Students (TES) to effectively teach and integrate literacy and numeracy into their subject area(s). Literacy and numeracy, as two of the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum and developed in the NSW K-10 syllabuses will be considered with particular reference to the implementation of integrating literacy and numeracy across the curriculum. Teacher Education students critically explore the differences between literacy and numeracy and will be exposed to various pedagogies and theories related to these areas; analyse the literacy and numeracy demands of their subject(s); and develop strategies for differentiation across the full range of abilities. Pedagogies and theories will be explored in light of Christian and alternative worldviews.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU104
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: David Hastie

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Literacy and Numeracy

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

The aim of this subject is to prepare Teacher Education Students (TES) to effectively teach and integrate literacy and numeracy into their subject area(s). Literacy and numeracy, as two of the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum and developed in the NSW K-10 syllabuses will be considered with particular reference to the implementation of integrating literacy and numeracy across the curriculum. Teacher Education students critically explore the differences between literacy and numeracy and will be exposed to various pedagogies and theories related to these areas; analyse the literacy and numeracy demands of their subject(s); and develop strategies for differentiation across the full range of abilities. Pedagogies and theories will be explored in light of Christian and alternative worldviews.

Outcomes

  1. Develop knowledge and understandings of literacy and numeracy strategies and their incorporation as general capabilities in ACARA and NESA syllabuses;
  2. With reference to appropriate sources of professional learning analyse the literacy and numeracy demands of their subject(s) and the implications of this for Christian and alternate schools.
  3. Identify a range of teaching strategies, including ICT, and their application for integrating literacy and/or numeracy into their chosen subject(s); interpret the relevant 7-10 syllabus(es) and be able to select and apply this information, together with knowledge of diverse learners (linguistic, cultural and socioeconomic) and assessment and reporting knowledge, to plan authentic and engaging lesson sequences for the full range of abilities.
  4. Select relevant ICT resources and skills for integration with numeracy.
  5. Informed by professional learning and wider reading recognise the concepts that underpin literacy and numeracy and their importance within different cultural belief systems including Australian Indigenous communities.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-learning (online)
  • Intensive
  • Extensive

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Interview Analysis (25%)
  • Literacy Lesson Plan Sequence (25%)
  • Numeracy Lesson Plan Sequence (25%)
  • Minor Project (25%)