EDPROFST 702 - Challenges of Literacy Difficulties

Course code
Challenges of Literacy Difficulties
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Delivery modes
Course director

Janet Gaffney

Course description

Teachers will critically examine and evaluate research and practice in literacy education, including specific intervention strategies and resources. This will include an examination of the social, cultural, economic, psychological and physiological factors that influence literacy development, including approaches to support and overcome literacy difficulties experienced by diverse learners, including Māori and Pasifika children.

Course overview

Looking to stretch your understanding and practice of teaching literacy to children and young people who experience significant difficulties?

This course offers participants a blend of online study and face-to-face learning at the Epsom Campus where you will explore current issues and approaches to literacy difficulties.

This will involve critically evaluating personal theories of learning, content knowledge and ready-made programmes, culminating in a self-designed literacy leadership initiative.

Currently scheduled classes

2020 Epsom (Semester 2): Online teaching with compulsory on campus block sessions on Wednesday 15 July from 12:30 to 4:00pm and Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July from 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00 to 4:00pm
2020 Epsom (Semester 2): Tutorial sessions in selected evenings on Mondays 3 rd and 24th August, 14th and 28 September from 4:30-7:30pm

Take this course

This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:

Ministry of Education course subsidies

Primary and Intermediate teachers may be eligible for a Ministry of Education fees subsidy for this course. Click here for more information.

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