In this postgraduate unit, pre-service teachers will investigate the current underpinning theory and practice of literacy teaching and learning for children from birth to 12 years of age. It will also address key issues in literacy research, teaching and learning practice and educator knowledge and skills in early year's education. Pre-service teachers will develop their knowledge of principles and processes relevant to the acquisition of language and development of literacy including home and community contexts. They will also engage with the Australian English curricula to develop a variety of effective teaching and learning practices for literacy and English teaching and learning in early years prior to school and early primary settings. In addition, pre-service teachers will apply the Australian English Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework, guided by national policies and practices in the early years.
PRESCRIBED TEXT - LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION