An advanced analysis of the theoretical perspectives of social, cultural, political and psychological issues in relation to literacies education. Aspects of theories and practices in literacies including raising the achievement of Māori and Pasifika students and students from diverse language backgrounds, and the influence of diversity and technology on literacy, will be analysed and evaluated.
This course offers you the chance to develop your thinking around contemporary literacy education, exploring the social, cultural, political and psychological influences that have shaped the field.
Through weekly class lectures participants will delve into issues such as how modern technology is shaping literacy practice and the goal of raising Maori and Pacific Island student achievement.
Throughout this course you will develop skills and knowledge to locate, summarise and critique research studies which will inform your work, as well as how to conduct research of your own.
At completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Articulate a critically informed position on the effects of social, cultural, political and psychological influences on literacy development in education.
- Investigate an aspect of literacy education that informs theory and professional literacy practice.
Currently scheduled classes
2019 Epsom (Semester 1): Online and some compulsory on campus block sessions on Saturday 9th and 23rd March, on Monday 15 April from 9:00am to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00pm.
Take this course
This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Theory
- Postgraduate Diploma in Education
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education
- Bachelor of Education (Teaching) (Honours)
- Master of Education
- Master of Professional Studies in Education
Ministry of Education course subsidies
Primary and Intermediate teachers may be eligible for a Ministry of Education fees subsidy for this course. Click here for more information.