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ED201B: UNDERSTANDING LITERACY DEVELOPMENT (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to consider the importance of literacy to all learning, the many barriers to literacy and the teacher’s role in over-coming these as well as further developing their own literacy skills. Students will explore research informed approaches to the teaching of reading and writing and begin to consider the implications of these approaches for classroom practice.  They will begin to explore pedagogical approaches to literacy teaching and learning in a 2nd level classroom.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Katrina Foy

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

  • ()
  • Programme Level 2

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 study language acquisition, the relationship between language and literacy, the learning and teaching of reading and writing and consider factors that create barriers to literacy.   Students will explore historic and current research particularly with regards to what is sometimes referred to as the ‘reading wars’. Students will begin to develop their knowledge and understanding of the importance of language and literacy to all learning and how barriers to literacy impact on learning and life outcomes.  This will include exploration of reasons for and ways to overcome the identified attainment gap.


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 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 17

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

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 20 Feedback Weeks 24

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Feedback

Feedback will be given online via Turnitin on MyAberdeen

Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop critical knowledge and understanding of factors that affect literacy learning and development
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop appreciation of how theory and research can inform practice
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop awareness of historic and current research in teaching reading and writing.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop critical understanding of a range of theories relevant to language acquisition

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 50

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop critical understanding of a range of theories relevant to language acquisition
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop critical knowledge and understanding of factors that affect literacy learning and development
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop awareness of historic and current research in teaching reading and writing.
ConceptualUnderstandDevelop appreciation of how theory and research can inform practice

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