EDSE14003 - Literacy and Numeracy across the Curriculum
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Knowing and understanding literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application to teaching areas in secondary schools is the focus of this unit. In this unit you will learn how to identify literacy and numeracy needs of secondary school students so you are able to implement learning activities to address appropriate learning requirements for individuals and groups. You will explore contemporary strategies and approaches to teaching literacy and numeracy to enable you to plan, assess and report on individual student literacy and numeracy capabilities. You will investigate the techniques that will enable you to identify the specific literacy and numeracy deficiencies that students may have, so you are able to provide appropriate learning support. Pedagogical strategies to address the needs of learners in literacy and numeracy are developed, to enable the appropriate design, implementation and evaluation of teaching, learning and assessment strategies, that facilitate and enhance student learning. This unit also requires the development and maintenance of your personal literacy and numeracy skills together with critically reflective practices to enhance your professional learning.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 40%
2. Portfolio 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Identify and critique contemporary issues shaping the teaching of literacy and numeracy in secondary school teaching areas
  2. Effectively design pedagogical strategies that accomplish learning in literacy and numeracy for secondary school students
  3. Develop and maintain personal literacy and numeracy competence
  4. Reflect critically on professional practice.

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers focus areas of:

1.3 Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies
2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.1 Establish learning goals
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.4 Select and use resources
6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)    
2 - Portfolio  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving    
3. Critical Thinking    
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence      
8. Ethical practice    

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)        
2 - Portfolio      

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorCorey Bloomfield (c.bloomfield@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017 Introduction to Teaching Literacy and Numeracy
Week 2 13-03-2017

Literacy Skills 1

Numeracy Skills 1

Week 3 20-03-2017

Literacy Skills 2

Numeracy Skills 2

Literacy Skills 1 Quiz

Numeracy Skills 1 Quiz
Week 4 27-03-2017

Literacy Skills 3

Numeracy Skills 3

Literacy Skills 2 Quiz

Numeracy Skills 2 Quiz
Week 5 03-04-2017

Literacy Skills 4

Numeracy Skills 4

Literacy Skills 3 Quiz

Numeracy Skills 3 Quiz
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Literacy Skills 5

Numeracy Skills 5

Literacy Skills 4 Quiz

Numeracy Skills 4 Quiz
Week 7 24-04-2017

Literacy Skills 6

Numeracy Skills 6

Literacy Skills 5 Quiz

Numeracy Skills 5 Quiz
Week 8 01-05-2017

Teaching Literacy and Numeracy in Secondary Schools

Literacy Skills 6 Quiz

Numeracy Skills 6 Quiz
Week 9 08-05-2017

Social and Political Influences on Literacy and Numeracy

Week 10 15-05-2017

Understanding Multiliteracies

Week 11 22-05-2017

Scaffolding for Literacy and Numeracy

Week 12 29-05-2017 Assessing Literacy and Numeracy Development
Planning for Teaching Literacy and Numeracy Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Literacy Skills and Numeracy Skills Weekly Quizzes
Task Description

High standards of literacy and numeracy are important to ensure that teacher education students have the requisite skills that are essential for carrying out the intellectual demands of teaching. Within accreditation requirements, pre-service teachers must meet a set minimum standard of literacy and numeracy competence. To assist you to meet the requirements for literacy and numeracy competence, this task focuses on supporting your personal literacy and numeracy competence.

You will be assessed on your personal competence through 12 quizzes that will consist of multiple choice or one word/short answers.

There will be 10 questions in each Quiz. (12 quizzes x 10 questions per quiz = 120 questions, aggregated to become a mark out of 40% for this task).

There will be a literacy and a numeracy test each week from Week 3 – 9 linking to Topic 2 - 8 as indicated below:

  • Quiz 1a & b will be in Week 3 and will link to Topic 2
  • Quiz 2a & b will be in Week 4 and will link to Topic 3
  • Quiz 3a & b will be in Week 5 and will link to Topic 4
  • Quiz 4a & b will be in Week 6 and will link to Topic 5
  • Quiz 5a & b will be in Week 7 and will link to Topic 6
  • Quiz 6a & b will be in Week 8 and will link to Topic 7

You must receive a pass standard (minimum mark of 20/40) to be eligible to pass this task.

The tests will be located within the Assessment Block on the left hand side of the front page of the Moodle site for this unit and will be released each week from Week 3.

Each test will be timed and must be completed within that timeframe.

Each test will be open only for the week that test is set with each test being open from 12.00am Monday - 11.59pm Sunday of that week.

You are eligible for one attempt only for each quiz. If you do not attempt a quiz, a mark of 0 will be recorded for that attempt.

Further information will be provided within the on-line sessions for this unit.

Number of Quizzes 12
Frequency of Quizzes Weekly
Assessment Due Date There will be a literacy and a numeracy test each week from Week 3 – 9 linking to Topic 2 - 8 as indicated above.
Return Date to Students The score for each quiz will be available on-line after the completion of each quiz
Weighting 40%
Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed on your personal competence through 12 quizzes that will consist of multiple choice or one word/short answers. Each quiz will be based on the content covered within the Topic the Quiz links to.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Submission Online

Quizzes to be completed on-line weekly through the Moodle site.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

3. Develop and maintain personal literacy and numeracy competence

4. Reflect critically on professional practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence



2 Portfolio

Assessment Title Planning for Teaching Literacy and Numeracy
Task Description

This task is designed to help you understand and demonstrate the teacher's role in planning for literacy and numeracy within your teaching areas.

You are required to consider the explicit teaching required to enhance student capabilities in one of the areas of literacy or numeracy.

For this task you are to:

  • Select a unit of work/module for one of your teaching areas (other than English). This might be one written by a teacher, provided by QCAA or be a sample unit from the Australian Curriculum. Include the original (or link) as an appendix. Briefly describe the intended learning of the unit and the grade for which it is designed (1 paragraph).
  • Consult the Australian Curriculum statements about literacy and numeracy capabilities and then identify the literacy OR numeracy learning demands of the unit or work/module. [If you are choosing Mathematics as a teaching area, you must select literacy here.] This section can be presented as a discussion, a list, diagram or concept map (1 page).
  • Provide an overview of where you will address these capabilities within the unit/module. This means you will need to map out the learning over a period and indicate where literacy or numeracy learning will need to be addressed (1-2 pages).
  • From the overview, design a series (3-5) of activities that will show how you will explicitly address literacy or numeracy in your teaching area at particular points in the unit/module. Include a description of the teaching and learning activity, the intended literacy or numeracy outcomes, resources, texts, groupings and strategies (1 page per activity).
  • Write a 2-page theorised rationale explaining:

o How your activities address the literacy or numeracy demands of your chosen teaching subject area.

o How your activities link to contemporary teaching practice in your chosen teaching subject area

o How you have designed activities that link to the literacy and numeracy demands of your chosen teaching subject area

o How your designed activities develop in students the disposition that literacy and numeracy are required outside and beyond school for lifelong well-being.

o You will need to make reference to readings, relevant policies, curriculum etc. Your rationale should also reflect contemporary understandings and theories of literacy (as a socio-cultural practice) and numeracy.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of literacy or numeracy learning demands of a specified unit of work or module.
  • Knowledge and understanding of appropriate pedagogy to support literacy and numeracy within a particular unit of work or module.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the theoretical principles underpinning literacy or numeracy teaching and learning.
  • Communication demonstrating personal literacy competence.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

One .doc or .docx file to be uploaded

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Identify and critique contemporary issues shaping the teaching of literacy and numeracy in secondary school teaching areas

2. Effectively design pedagogical strategies that accomplish learning in literacy and numeracy for secondary school students

4. Reflect critically on professional practice.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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