A critical, socio-cultural view of literacy theories, practices and policies with implications for all educational settings.
What does it mean to be literate in the 21st century?
This paper examines future-focused literacy practices in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally. You will examine what counts as literacy today, study yourself as a multiliterate person, and sharpen your skills of critical analysis. The paper is 100% internally assessed and will appeal to teachers and education studies students alike. In advice to future students, one student wrote: "Enjoy it, you will not regret taking it! It gave me a new perspective as to what literacy is and what it means to me."
|Paper title||Future-Focused Literacies|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- One 200-level EDUC or PSYC paper
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour workshop per week.
100% internally assessed.
All assigned paper readings are available through eReserve.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation,
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to
- Evaluate contemporary reading theory to support the learning needs of all readers
- Understand reading theories and interpret reading policy and practice in New Zealand schools and compare and contrast with international perspectives
- Demonstrate an understanding of critical literacy practices and critical analysis of texts