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ELA100 English, Language and Literacy in

Education 1
Credit Points:

10

Mode:

Assumed
Knowledge:

None

Location:

Pre-Requisite(S):

None

Year:

2015

Semester:

One & Summer

Learning
Method:
Unit
Coordinator:
Phone:

School:

School of Education Email:

Internal/External
delivery
Casuarina Campus
ACIKE
/Learnline
Face to Face /OLR
Dr Linda Mahony
08 8946 7712

Linda.Mahony@cdu.edu
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Please see your learnline unit for the lecturers contact details

Unit Description
This unit develops knowledge of language and culture needed by teachers to
inform their own teaching practice, to prepare for more advanced units relating
to language and literacy, and in part as content to teach to their own students.
It begins by considering how we use and, through use, continue to learn spoken
and written language and other semiotic systems as means of communication
within cultural and social contexts. It then goes on to examine the patterns of
language used to construct discourse, including key principles for dealing with
details of grammar, wording, speech sounds and writing.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this unit a student should be able to:
1.

Demonstrate a deep understanding of the nature of spoken and


written language as culturally and socially embedded means of
communication

2.

Demonstrate and apply a basic understanding of key concepts


relating to language learning and use, such as those of contrast,
constituency, classification, and the importance of context

3.

Analyse spoken and written discourse in terms of basic aspects of


discourse, grammar and systems of sound and writing; and

4.

Participate competently in written or spoken discussions about basic


characteristics of language.

Assumed knowledge
This is a first year unit.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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This unit supports your learning first by providing learning materials through a
variety of readings. Practical activities provide ample opportunity for you to
apply your learnings before

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undertaking assessment tasks. On-campus and online classes are also held
to help put this material in perspective and provide opportunities for
students to discuss it with their
lecturer. In Assignment 1 you also interact with other students as you apply
these learnings to
your own personal life. Assignment 1 also periodically assesses your
learning of basic concepts and principles; it is designed to encourage you
to study actively throughout the semester. Assignment 2 asks you to apply
your learnings to a particular project of some practical value.
Participation
To complete this unit you are required to complete both assignments
successfully. Unless you are unusually well informed this will require you to
read the set text and various other readings. Most students will also find it
valuable to complete the occasional activities supplied as part of the Learning
Materials and discuss the concepts and issues with other students and their
lecturer on the Learnline Discussion Board and/or in the on-campus or online
class.
All students are required to participate in occasional Learnline discussions for
Assignment 1 and in general to devote about 10 hours per week of study to the
unit over the 12-week semester. For internal students this time will include one
2-hour lecture/tutorial most weeks, while online lectures will be available to
external students.
External common participation: Learnline collaborative tools will be used
as a common area for collaboration and participation for all students in this
unit. For example, Discussion Boards will be used as a place where students
engage in weekly discussions around topics provided by the unit (and
assessable) and allow a location for students to initiate their own participation
activities, collaboration and resource sharing. In addition to facilities available
on Learnline, other online collaborative spaces will be evaluated and used as
part of the course.
Specific details of individual class times can be obtained by accessing the class
timetable at:
http://www.cdu.edu.au/timetable

Additional Educational Resources


Mark Reviewed Button
The mark reviewed button is an important feature of
most Education units. Because it allows students
access to the next section of the learning material,
for example you will need to review the plagiarism
declaration before you can gain access to
your assignments. New content will be released once the mark reviewed button
has been
selected.

Incorporating indigenous knowledges


The School of Education is committed to incorporating localised and national
contemporary Indigenous Knowledges into all units and course programs. In
this unit students will develop their current understandings of Indigenous
Knowledge as it relates to the education sector. Course content delivered to
students will acknowledge the diversity of Indigenous peoples cultures and
knowledges. More specifically students will be provided opportunities to
explore Indigenous perspectives and pedagogies from Indigenous teachers and
academics and apply these theoretical concepts to their own teaching
practices.

InSchool (Placement information)


Students completing units that require placement should visit the Inschool site
http://inschool.cdu.edu.au for placement information. This includes calendars of
dates, requirements for the placement and assessment forms to be returned at
the completion of the placement.
Note that assessment forms are returned to the placement office
(http://inschool.cdu.edu.au)
and are not uploaded to Learnline
School of Education http://www.cdu.edu.au/education
Education Community site please see the Education tab in Learnline

Resources
Required Set text
Emmitt, M., Zbarachi, M., Komesarof, L., & Pollock, J., (2015). Language
and Learning: An introduction for teaching. Melbourne: Oxford University
Press.
Required textbooks can be ordered from the CDU Bookshop through their
website at
www.cdu.edu.au/bookshop

Recommended text
The following text is a recommended resource for all of the School of
Educations English, Language and Literacy in Education units, and you may
find it useful for ELA100 even though it will not be referred to explicitly during
this unit.
Derewianka, B. 2011. A New Grammar Companion for Primary Teachers. Primary
English
Teaching Association, Newtown, NSW.
E-Readings
The ELA100 Learnline site also provides a variety of readings.
E-Reserve allows access to electronic copies of journal articles, book chapters
and lecturer notes that have been recommended by a lecturer as part of their
course reading requirements. You can access e-Reserve at
http://ereadings.cdu.edu.au.
This site is password protected. Your CDU student login will provide you access.
You can then search for items by Lecturer, Unit Code, Title, Author, keyword,
Year or Date if you have that information.

CDU graduate attributes


CDU graduate attributes refer to those skills, qualities and understandings that
should be acquired by students during their time at the University regardless of
their discipline of study. (See http://www.cdu.edu.au/graduateattributes).

Unit Overview
Module
1
Language and
Culture

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Module
2
Linguistics and
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English,
Language and
Literacy in
Education 1

Assignment
1:
Discussion
board and
set
questions

Module
3
Language and
Learning

Assignment
2:
Report

Learning Schedule
Estimate
d time
frame

Content

Student Preparation

Links to standards and Unit


outcomes, AITSL, AQF,
ACEQA, Grad Attributes

Module 1: Language and Culture


Week 1

Please
read
An overview of language and learning information

the

unit

Please read & review the


plagiarism declaration
Download

the

assignment

Doing things with language

ACEQA 1.1, 1.2

Emmitt et al. (2015) e-readings

Graduate Attributes:
Acquisition, Application,
Knowledge base,
Communication, Team work,
Social responsibility,
Flexibility

Read chapter 2 of Emmitt et al. (2015)


e-readings

Week 3

Language variation

AQF Level 7

information Read chapter 1 of

Introduce yourself on the discussion


Week 2

AITSL1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2,


3.3, 3.5,
3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.5, 6.2,
6.3, 7.2,
7.4

Read chapter 3 of Emmitt et al. (2015)


e-readings
Complete two discussion board posts
related to weeks 1-3 and quiz 1

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Module 2: Linguistics and Language Structure


Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

An introduction to linguistics and


grammar

Read chapter 4 of Emmitt et al. (2015)

Discourse analysis/text linguistics

Read chapter 5 of Emmitt et al. (2015)

Syntax, morphology, and lexicology

e-readings

ACEQA 1.1, 1.2

Read chapter 6 of Emmitt et al. (2015)

Graduate Attributes:
Acquisition, Application,
Knowledge base,
Communication, Team work,
Social responsibility,
Flexibility

Complete two discussion board posts


related to weeks 4-6 and quiz 2

Week 8

AQF Level 7

e-readings

e-readings

Week 7

AITSL1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2,


3.3, 3.5,
3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.5, 6.2,
6.3, 7.2,
7.4

Phonology and the relationship


between letters and sounds

Read chapter 7 of Emmitt et al. (2015)

Differences between speech and


writing

Read chapter 8 of Emmitt et al. (2015)

e-readings

e-readings

Module 3: Language and learning


Week 9

Learning language

Read chapter 9 of Emmitt et al. (2015)


e-readings

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Complete two discussion board posts


related
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AITSL1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2,


3.3, 3.5,
3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.5, 6.2,
6.3, 7.2,
7.4

to weeks 7-9 and quiz 3


Week 10

Learning a second language

Week 11

Learning literacy

Read chapter 10 of Emmitt et al. (2015) Graduate Attributes:


Acquisition, Application,
Knowledge base,
e-readings
Communication, Team work,
Social responsibility,
Read chapter 11 of Emmitt et al. (2015) Flexibility
e-readings

Week 12

Learning and language: A summary

Read chapter 12 of Emmitt et al. (2015)


e-readings
Complete two discussion board posts
related to weeks 10-12 and quiz 4
Submit assignment 2 Sunday week
13 by midnight

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Assignment 1
Title
Value

Set questions on concepts and


terminology, after related contributions
to online discussion
50%

Week Due

Sundays of Weeks 4, 7, 10 and 13, by Midnight

Length

80 questions in 4 sets,
with eight brief contributions to online discussion

Learning
Outcomes

1,2,3, 4
AITSL1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4,
4.5, 5.1, 5.5,
6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.4
AQF Level 7
ACEQA 1.1, 1.2

Assignment 2

Graduate Attributes: Acquisition, Application,


Knowledge base, Communication, Team work, Social

Title

Report on a sample of spoken English

Value

50%

Week Due

Sunday of Week 13, by Midnight

Length

Approximately 1500 words, (not including transcript)

Learning
Outcomes

1,2,3,4
AITSL 1.2, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5,
5.1, 5.5, 6.2,
6.3, 7.4
AQF Level 7
ACEQA 1.1, 1.2
Graduate Attributes: Acquisition, Application,
Knowledge base, Communication, Social
Please see Learnline for further details

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CDU graduate attributes


CDU graduate attributes refer to those skills, qualities and understandings that
should be acquired by students during their time at the University regardless of
their discipline of study.
http://www.cdu.edu.au/graduateattributes/graduateattributes.html

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