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EDU4210 New Literacies in Teaching and Learning
Credit Points: 15

The history of literacy is often linked to the history of technology. In this unit we examine the importance of understanding the role of literacy in your students’ lives, and the literacy demands in various learning areas. In doing so we will come to understand why some students might struggle in their learning area. We also look at how listening, reading, and writing can be used in strategic ways to teach more effectively.  This unit looks at the role of new media, technologies and emerging literacies in connecting with students and in developing the literacy. The unit also is intended to develop student teacher capability for demonstrating Phase One performance in Dimensions One, Two and Three of the Competency Framework for Teachers (EDTWA, 2001).


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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K24Bachelor of Arts (Education) Bachelor of Arts
K26Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Arts (Creative Arts)
K40Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Creative Arts
K23Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Science
K44Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Social Science
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009