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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 1106

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
167268

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To build students’ understanding of the role of language, multiliteracies and numeracy in personal, academic and workplace contexts.

Course content

In the first module, students will develop knowledge of a socio-cultural approach to language and multiliteracies. Students will be introduced to a functional model of language. They will use this model to reflect on their personal literacy practices and to examine the literacy demands of academic and workplace contexts. Students will convey their learning through the analysis of texts and an oral presentation, demonstrating their competency in academic literacy practices.

The aim of the second module is to introduce students to the concept of numeracy and its relationship with mathematics. A brief introduction into its role in the contemporary curriculum and how numeracy is part of everyday life will be included. Students’ current perceptions of, and attitudes towards, the ideas and use of mathematics will be challenged and extended. Students will be encouraged to recognise that mathematics is a human activity which is present in different ways in every culture.

Textbook(s)

De Klerk, J 2013, Illustrated maths dictionary, 5th, Pearson Education Australia, Melbourne

Derewianka, B & Jones P 2016, Teaching language in context, 2nd, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online activities) 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Report 2250 words 50% n/a
Presentation 2250 equivalent 50% n/a
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Report 2250 words 50% n/a
Presentation 2250 equivalent 50% n/a
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Report 2250 words 50% n/a
Presentation 2250 equivalent 50% n/a
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Report 2250 words 50% n/a
Presentation 2250 equivalent 50% n/a
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Report 2250 words 50% n/a
Presentation 2250 equivalent 50% n/a

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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