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EDUC5540 Early Reading Research and Practice

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content
This unit develops students' expertise in the planning and evaluation of a targeted intervention in primary English education with a focus on early reading (F-2). Students plan a focused intervention project for individual school students or groups of students. The project plan represents a response to a particular reading need identified at individual or group level. The unit contains a strong research informed dimension, which involves the selection and use of appropriate diagnostic, formative and summative assessment tools.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop a targeted, evidence-based reading intervention program for an individual child or small group of F-2 children on the basis of diagnostic reading assessment data and information about the child's context; (2) critically review an area of research literature to support the early reading intervention program; (3) demonstrate understanding of strategies for reporting to parents and record keeping; (4) demonstrate understanding of important factors and processes in the evaluation of early reading programs; and (5) demonstrate understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in identifying professional learning needs in early reading and understand the relevant and appropriate sources of professional learning for teachers.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) professional learning essay and (2) program and rationale. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the professional learning essay and program and rationale components.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
Contact hours
30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.
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