Details for Literacy and Numeracy

The aim of this unit is to prepare students to effectively teach and integrate literacy and numeracy into their subject area(s). Literacy and numeracy are two of the general Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum.  The NSW K-10 syllabuses will be considered with reference to the implementation of integrating literacy and numeracy across the curriculum. Students will engage with evidence-based research r and teaching strategies. They will explore various evidenced based pedagogies and approaches 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 considering Christian and alternative worldviews.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU204
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Daniel Carrigy

Prerequisites

40 Credit points.

Awards offering Literacy and Numeracy

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

Unit Content

Outcomes

  1. Identify, analyse and discuss the requirements and standards of numeracy and literacy as general capabilities in ACARA and NESA (and other) syllabuses as well as national and international benchmarking assessments.
  2. Analyse the literacy and numeracy demands of a subject(s) and identify evidence-based ways to embed literacy and numeracy development in this subject.
  3. Identify a range of teaching and assessment (including ICT) strategies, methods and resources that can be used to support the development of literacy and numeracy skills in a subject/s area (year 7 to 10) and evaluate their effectiveness.  
  4. Plan and design authentic and engaging lesson sequences that incorporate literacy and numeracy strategies that accommodate a full range of learner abilities, needs and backgrounds within the relevant 7-10 syllabus.
  5. Identify and discuss ways of engaging parents and professionals to assist learners who need additional support in developing their numeracy and literacy skills.

Subject Content

  • Introduction – policy and framework overview NSW Syllabus and other state syllabi; ACARA and the General Capabilities.
  • Literacy (and the distinction between English and literacy) and Numeracy (and the distinction between Mathematics and numeracy); analysis of the literacy and numeracy demands of the subjects and curriculum in their teaching areas; strategies for teaching and assessing literacy and numeracy.
  • Becoming literate (literacy learning progressions, organising elements for literacy) and lesson planning for literacy. Whole school initiatives (drop all and read).
  • Literacy strategies across the curriculum (in English, Mathematics, Science, HSIE, PDHPE, TAS and Languages).
  • Becoming numerate (numeracy learning progressions) and lesson planning for numeracy.
  • Numeracy across the curriculum (in English, Mathematics, Science, HSIE, PDHPE, TAS and Languages). Visible learning for teachers.
  • Critical numeracy (the use of statistics and data in media, sports, tourism and hospitality and education) and the ethical and unethical use of statistics for various purposes. Critique through a Christian and alternative worldview.
  • Critically engage with teaching pedagogies and theories for integrating literacy and numeracy and apply differentiation across the full range of abilities. Resources to support the development of literacy and numeracy.
  • Identifying areas of concern and sourcing support – diagnostic assessment – PISA, NAPLAN and other assessments.
  • Technology and interactive whiteboard pedagogies for integrating literacy and numeracy across the curriculum, Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework. ICT resources and digital resource selection for integrating literacy and numeracy across the curriculum, focusing on Scootle resources within ACARA
  • Staying current. Investigate professional development opportunities and communities of practice.
  • Sharing of research, application, and experiences in integrating numeracy and literacy at a Year 7 to 10 level.
  • Reflection and integration

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)
  • Intensive

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

Assessment Methods

  • Interview Analysis (30%)
  • Literacy Lesson Plan Sequence OR Numeracy Lesson Plan Sequence (30%)
  • Group Creative Presentation (40%)

Prescribed Text

References will also include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.