Language and Literacy Education (2018)

Language and Literacy Education encompasses the teaching and learning of literacy, reading and writing, literature, and language and languages in the compulsory sector. It also includes contexts beyond schooling such as academic literacy and writing in tertiary contexts, and literacy for adults in the community and in workplaces.

Specialist areas include but are not restricted to: Critical literacy, Dyslexia, Bilingualism, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Teaching Languages other than English.

Papers are offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We encourage students to plan a pathway both within and between undergraduate and postgraduate papers, and to bridge into research at a higher level by doing a Directed Study (THED590).

Initial enquiries should be made to the Postgraduate Studies Office, Faculty of Education.

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  • Prescriptions for the PGDip(LangLitEd)

    To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Language and Literacy Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including at least three of LLTED501, ALED502, ALED503, LLTED504, ALED507, ALED508, ALED509, ALED520, ALED521, LLTED522, LLTED523, ALED524 and ALED525; and one other approved paper.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LLTED100Writing for University Purposes18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    This paper supports students to develop an understanding of the expectations of writing at university, and to develop an awareness of what constitutes quality writing in the context of university disciplines. Students engage in analysing how effective texts are written and they analyse their own. Students are introduced to writing ...
    LLTED101An Introduction to Children's Literature18A (Hamilton)
    In this paper we examine children's literature from picturebook to novel; from author to illustrator; from history to modern times. The link between children's literature and education is a thread running through the course. Class members will develop a familiarity with a range of genres and concepts linking children's literature a...
    TEAL147Additional Languages Education Y7-1018Y (Online)
    This paper prepares pre-service, secondary education students to teach additional languages (other than English or Maori) in secondary school settings in Years 7-10. Students will develop a critical understanding of curriculum requirements for Years 7-10, explore several pedagogical approaches to language teaching, and become conve...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LLTED200Learning and Teaching Additional Languages with Children18A (Online)
    This paper explores how languages have been and are being taught in primary education settings around the world, but with special focus on New Zealand.Language learning theory, teaching approaches, and resources are critically examined.
    LLTED201New Zealand Children's Literature18A (Online)
    This paper explores children's literature, establishing familiarity with key and emerging New Zealand writers and illustrators. Skills in visual and textual analysis are developed and there is critical reflection on the question of what makes children's literature distinctively New Zealand.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ALED324Dyslexia18C (Block)
    This paper is for pre- and in-service teachers, and those working with readers of all ages experiencing reading difficulties, who want to know more about dyslexia ['dys' means difficulty and 'lexia' means words]. In particular, this paper will give students theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the nature of dyslexia...
    ALED325The Teacher as Writer18S (Block)
    This paper encourages teachers to think of themselves as writers, while offering them a range of perspectives to think about. They engage in writing as an aspect of their professional practice.
    THED390Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18S (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ALED501Literacy Education: Approaches and Perspectives18A (Online)
    This paper offers an introductory, critical examination of some theories, research, practices, policy and resources in literacy education in a range of settings. Students are expected to reflect on a range of approaches to literacy education and to draw on these reflections to investigate aspects of literacy of particular interest ...
    ALED522Best Practice in the Writing Classroom18A (Online)
    In this paper students explore writing discourses; analysing and critiquing a range of theoretical perspectives and teaching practices. Participants are required to reflect on their discursive practices and how these position them as teachers of writing. Current pedagogical research in terms of effective teaching and assessment pra...
    ALED523Using Children's Literature in the Classroom18B (Block)
    This paper offers participants a range of theoretical perspectives to critically examine the way literacy texts are used in classrooms. The course builds on undergraduate offerings in children's literature and explores a number of topics related to the use of literacy texts in classrooms.
    ALED551Special Topic18B (Block)
    Further study and investigation into a selected area within Arts or Language/Literacy Education.
    DSOE557Research Methods18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Online) & 18S (Block)
    This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories18B (Block - Tauranga)
    Cullturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research18C (Hamilton)
    This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.
    THED590Directed Study18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The Directed Study provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do a small piece of independent research under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    THED592Dissertation18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online), 18C (Tauranga) & 18D (Hamilton)
    The two paper (60 point) Dissertation provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    THED593Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The three paper (90 point) Thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    THED594Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The four paper (120 point) thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 29 May 2020 8:56am

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