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Early Childhood Language and Literacies

Early Childhood Language and Literacies

This course is designed to allow you to explore the theoretical underpinnings and sociocultural perspectives of language development and literacy acquisition in early childhood. The symbolic representations of language through play-based pedagogies and other key literacy pedagogies in early childhood will be examined.

The design and function of multimedia texts, digital technologies, popular culture and new media is examined. You will explore socially inclusive practices that include language users that have English as an additional language, language and diversity and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literacies.

Unit Code: EDECE2020

Credit Points: 15