EDU203 - Literacy, Numeracy and Education

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Joanne Quick
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour recorded class per week for nine weeks

1 x 2-hour seminar per week for nine weeks 

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour recorded class per week for nine weeks

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week for nine weeks

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

This unit investigates the concepts of literacy and numeracy and how these impact the educational outcomes of learners in a broad range of educational settings. It considers government policy developments in relation to literacy and numeracy in a range of communities, and the subsequent implications for people working in Education-related environments. The unit includes different approaches to teaching literacy and numeracy that can be used to improve the educational outcomes for learners in schooling and adult learning contexts. It explores the challenges faced by educators working with communities whose literacy and numeracy skills are relatively low compared to the broader population.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Describe the educational concepts of literacy and numeracy and explain how poor levels of literacy and numeracy may impact the educational outcomes of children, adolescents and adult learners

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Compare different approaches to teaching and learning that can be used to improve literacy and numeracy outcomes for children, adolescents and adults

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Reflect on the educational challenges presented to educators who are working with communities of learners with low literacy and numeracy skills

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Essay 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Week 5
Assessment 2 - Case Study Presentation 2400 words 60% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: EDU203 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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