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ED151C: LANGUAGES, LITERACY AND LEARNING (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to explore research informed approaches to teaching and learning in and through languages. This will provide opportunities to explore mother tongue language acquisition, second language learning and bi or pluri-lingualism.  The course will also explore other forms of literacy. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Colin Christie

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Programme Level 1
  • Any Undergraduate Programme
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What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will consider the implications of diversity in terms of language a literacy to children’s learning across the curriculum.  Students will also consider diversity in terms of the challenges for all children including EAL/migrant children in terms of building social capital in a Primary school setting through language and literacy learning.

Students will have opportunities to study a range of related issues such as current initiatives in the Scottish Primary system to support learning of languages and development of skills in multiple literacies; language acquisition and the impact of digital technology on language and literacy development; long term impact of learning more than one language from birth as well as ‘losing’ mother tongue through displacement.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 23 - 28

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Prepared Essay Question under Exam Conditions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 41 Feedback Weeks 44

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1.5 Hours

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseDevelop broad knowledge and understanding of how children build social capital through language and literacy learning.
ConceptualApplyDevelop broad knowledge and understanding of the application of languages and literacies within different learning environments.
FactualUnderstandDevelop a broad knowledge and understanding of 2nd language learning and pluri –lingualism.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Prepared Essay Question

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 51

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDevelop broad knowledge and understanding of the many ways in which children can and should become literate in the 21st century.
FactualUnderstandDevelop a broad knowledge and understanding of 2nd language learning and pluri –lingualism.
ConceptualApplyDevelop broad knowledge and understanding of the application of languages and literacies within different learning environments.
ConceptualAnalyseDevelop broad knowledge and understanding of how children build social capital through language and literacy learning.

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