TEAC 3005 Critical Literacies

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102678

Coordinator Jaydene Barnes Opens in new window

Description This unit increases students' understanding of literacy as a dynamic, social and cultural practice. It explores the changing nature of literacy by globalisation, new technologies and the diversity of language/language dialects. Students will explore the importance of valuing children's culture, home language/dialect as an integral component to identity, particularly for bilingual and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Issues of power and language are considered through social, cultural and critical theories surrounding diversity and difference, and how this shapes the decisions of educators to build the literacy capacities of all children. Students will learn about contemporary frameworks of literacy and language and draw on this knowledge to extend children's literacy learning.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Annotated Bibliography 10 x 100 words 30 N Individual
Essay 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Professional Task 1,500 words 40 N Individual

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