EDPROFST 702 - Challenges of Literacy Difficulties

Course code
Challenges of Literacy Difficulties
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Delivery modes
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

2020 Epsom (Semester 2): The block course will be offered online to an adapted schedule between Wednesday 15 July, Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July
2020 Epsom (Semester 2): Tutorial sessions in selected evenings on Mondays 3 and 24 August, 14 September and 12 October from 4:30-7:30pm
2020 Online (Semester 2)

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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