EDPROFST 702 - Challenges of Literacy Difficulties

Course code
EDPROFST 702
Challenges of Literacy Difficulties
School
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Points
30
Delivery modes
Blended
Online Scheduled Sessions
Blended
Online Scheduled Sessions
Blended
Online Scheduled Sessions
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

2021 Blended (Semester 2): The block course with on campus sessions on Monday 12 July, Tuesday 13 July from 9am to 4pm and Wednesday 14 July from 9am to 12:30pm.
2021 Online (Semester 2): Online with online scheduled sessions on Monday 12 July, Tuesday 13 July from 9am to 4pm and Wednesday 14 July from 9am to 12:30pm.
2022 Epsom (Semester 2): Online work, combined with scheduled classes on Wednesday 13 July, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, and Thursday, Friday 14, 15 July, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
2022 Online (Semester 2): Online with online scheduled sessions on Wednesday 13, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, and Thursday, Friday 14, 15 July, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Online scheduled sessions are part of our hybrid courses (courses that are taught simultaneously in two modes: a face-to-face or blended stream and an online stream). Students in the online stream will join the class remotely using video-conference. Through our advanced virtual classroom facilities, students in both streams will participate in group work and class discussions together. Please note that you will be required to be available to join the class at scheduled times.
2022 Epsom (Semester 2): Online work, combined with scheduled classes on Mondays 1, 22 August, 12 September and 17 October, from 4.30 pm to 6:30 pm.
2022 Online (Semester 2): The block course with on-campus Tutorials on Mondays 1, 22 August, 12 September and 17 October, from 4.30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Online scheduled sessions are part of our hybrid courses (courses that are taught simultaneously in two modes: a face-to-face or blended stream and an online stream). Students in the online stream will join the class remotely using video-conference. Through our advanced virtual classroom facilities, students in both streams will participate in group work and class discussions together. Please note that you will be required to be available to join the class at scheduled times.

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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