Language and Literacy Education (2021)
This subject focuses on 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.
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- Prescriptions for the PGDip(LangLitEd)
- Prescriptions for the MEd
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- 500 Level
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, LLTED504, LLTED522 or LLTED523 (30 points may be taken from any other Postgraduate Diploma subject).
Prescriptions for the MEd
To complete the Master of Education in Language and Literacy Education, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from 500 level papers in the Language and Literacy Education subject; one of the following research methods papers EDUCA500, EDUCA557, or MAOED500; and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.
Students will normally be expected to focus their independent research on a topic related to Language and Literacy Education.
Optional papers will be selected from the papers listed in the MEd subjects, the MEdLeadership, or 30 points may be selected from outside the field of the degree.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location LLTED101 An Introduction to Children's Literature 15.0 21A (Online) 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...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location LLTED201 New Zealand Children's Literature 15.0 21B (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.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location LLTED324 Dyslexia 15.0 21X (Block) This paper will give students the theoretical knowledge as well as a practical understanding of the nature of dyslexia, its diagnosis, as well as how to teach dyslexics to read.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EDUCA500 Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories 30.0 21B (Block - Tauranga) Culturally 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. EDUCA557 Research Methods 30.0 21A (Online), 21B (Online) & 21H (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. EDUCA590 Directed Study 30.0 21I (Hamilton) & 21I (Online) Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff. EDUCA592 Dissertation 60.0 21X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. EDUCA593 Education Thesis 90.0 21X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. EDUCA594 Education Thesis 120.0 21X (Hamilton), 21X (Online) & 21X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. LLTED501 Literacy Education: Approaches and Perspectives 30.0 21A (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 ... LLTED504 Reading Difficulties 30.0 21B (Block) This paper provides a critical examination of theoretical models of the reading process and the utility of associated procedures designed to evaluate, diagnose, and remediate reading problems. LLTED522 Best Practice in the Writing Classroom 30.0 No occurrences 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 practices are discussed and teachers transfer these understandings to a small research project in a practical teaching situation. This paper extends PGLit students' knowledge regarding the teaching of writing and enables teachers to reflect on their own practices. LLTED523 Using Children's Literature in the Classroom 30.0 21B (Online) 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. MAOED500 Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research 30.0 21X (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.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 February 2021 9:49am