Language and Literacy Education (2020)

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
    LLTED101An Introduction to Children's Literature20A (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...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LLTED200Learning and Teaching Additional Languages with Children20A (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 Literature20B (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
    LLTED324Dyslexia20A (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.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories20B (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.
    EDUCA557Research Methods20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Online) & 20S (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.
    LLTED501Literacy Education: Approaches and Perspectives20A (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 ...
    LLTED504Reading Difficulties20B (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.
    LLTED522Best Practice in the Writing Classroom20A (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...
    LLTED523Using Children's Literature in the Classroom20B (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.
    LLTED551Special Topic20B (Block)
    Further study and investigation into a selected area within Arts or Language/Literacy Education.
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research20X (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.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 3 September 2019 10:51am

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