EDPROFST 703 - Leading Literacy Inquiries

Course code
EDPROFST 703
Leading Literacy Inquiries
School
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Points
30
Delivery modes
Online/Blended
Online Scheduled Sessions
Course director


Rebecca Jesson

Course description

A systematic engagement in action research processes central to the teacher's role as a specialist teacher of literacy. A review and analysis of literature relevant to the practice of literacy education and an engagement with a range of theoretical and pedagogical perspectives on literacy education will inform the inquiry.

Course overview

This course is designed to develop your knowledge and skills as a literacy educator in leading inquiries to improve literacy learning outcomes.

Based on research by the team at the Woolf Fisher Research Centre, this course will have you complete two literacy inquiry projects in which you inquire into the reasons for some students experiencing difficulties in their literacy learning, design approaches for addressing these issues and evaluate the effectiveness of those approaches.

This course is a hybrid course, which means that the course is taught simultaneously in two modes of delivery. The first mode of delivery is a blended course: you will have some compulsory in-class sessions on the Epsom campus and complete the rest of the course online. The second mode of delivery is a fully online course: you will join the compulsory on-campus sessions remotely using a video-conference function, and complete the rest of the course online. When you enrol you will be able to select your choice of delivery mode.

This course is a hybrid course, which means that the course is taught simultaneously in two modes of delivery. The first mode of delivery is a blended course: you will have some compulsory in-class sessions on the Epsom campus and complete the rest of the course online. The second mode of delivery is a fully online course: you will join the compulsory on-campus sessions remotely using a video-conference function, and complete the rest of the course online. When you enrol you will be able to select your choice of delivery mode.

The course draws on literature about the importance of inquiry-based approaches for solving long-standing problems around inequitable outcomes, and will help you develop a detailed knowledge of different approaches to inquiry, including skills in detail analysis, hypothesis generation and testing, intervention design and evaluative capacity.

To complete this course students must enrol in EDPROFST 703 A and B.

Currently scheduled classes

2021 Online/Blended (Semester 2): Epsom/Online (Semester 2):
Online work, combined with scheduled classes on Epsom Campus on Wednesday 14 July from 12:30 to 4:00pm, Thursday 15 July and Friday 16 July from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,
2021 Online (Semester 2): Online work, combined with scheduled online class sessions on Wednesday 14 July from 12:30 to 4:00pm and Thursday 15 July and Friday 16 July from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,
Online scheduled sessions are part of our new 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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