Investigating the engagement of 3rd year tertiary education students in the learning and teaching of literacy

Henderson, Robyn and Petersen, Shauna (2007) Investigating the engagement of 3rd year tertiary education students in the learning and teaching of literacy. In: 2007 AATE/ALEA National Conference: Critical Capital: Teaching and Learning, 8-11 Jul 2007, Canberra, Australia.

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[Abstract]: This paper reports the initial stages of a study into the engagement of 3rd year students in a literacy curriculum course within a primary and middle-years education degree at an Australian regional university. Prompted by concerns about students’ poor attendance at lectures and tutorials and their limited use of available support mechanisms in other aspects of their education degree, academic staff from the literacy course applied for and received funding from a university Learning and Teaching Development Grant. This allowed the collection of data and considerations relating to the redesign of the students’ literacy curriculum course. With a focus on 'becoming literate' – and the multiple meanings that are encompassed within that phrase – the course focuses on critical factors for success in literacy teaching and learning and aims to enhance the students' engagement with learning about literacy and learning to teach literacy.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyrtight.
Depositing User: Dr Robyn Henderson
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2008 04:27
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: literacy, literacy learning, student engagement, tertiary education
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/2873

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