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EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Educ


This course will explore how the development of oral language forms the basis of literacy learning by examining how emerging literacies are influenced by experiences with speaking, listening, viewing and symbolic representation in the social contexts of home and schooling. An observational component is embedded within the course. There is also a focus on the importance of oral language experiences, developing knowledge and understanding of skills and resources required for effective literacy teaching and learning, the effective use of teacher talk and the understanding of the relationships between context and text in the creation of environments for engaging children in authentic literacy practices.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2014 Online
Semester 3, 2014 Online