This topic supports pre-service teachers to think about their role as a literacy teacher. The topic begins with a focus on how socio-cultural background shapes students' textual practices. Preservice teachers will then consider place-based educational considerations and definitions of literacy. Against this background, pre-service teachers will examine their responsibility to teach literacy in their specialist teaching areas. Current frameworks for thinking about literacy will be introduced, and classroom strategies which support student learning will be explored.
This topic aims to:
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