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Foundations of Language and Literacy

Foundations of Language and Literacy

This course will examine how young children learn to communicate from birth to six years. Emphasis will be placed upon children from a diverse range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and the ways in which family, community, and educational environments influence language and emergent literacy learning and development.

The course will consider the literacy development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Different theoretical perspectives will be explored so that you may develop a deep understanding of the development of oral language. Literature, including poetry and storytelling, drama, music and play, will be studied as pedagogy to foster language and literacy.

Unit Code: EDECE2022

Credit Points: 15