Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Literacy in Young Children
Academic Year
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay 1  2000 Words  50%
Semester Assessment Essay 2  2000 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay 1  2000 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Essay 2  2000 Words  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Critically evaluate the development of literacy in young children within a given framework.

Critically discuss the implications of literacy development for teaching and learning.

Critically examine the reasons for a literature-based curriculum in infant schools.

Demonstrate critical engagement with relevant source material.

Brief description

This module focuses on the centrality of the language and literacy process in its mediating role for the teacher and the young child. It examines the role of literacy in various cultures and considers the skills necessary for the development of language and literacy in young children.


1. Literacy overview/Functional literacy
2. Policy and Practice on Literacy: Wales and England/Inspection and evaluation
3. The beginnings of literacy: Supporting children’s communication/A literacy rich environment (Foundation Phase)
4. Partnerships to promote literacy/Working with parents and carers
5. The teaching and learning of reading/Assessing reading
6. The teaching and learning of writing/Assessing writing
7. Children’s literature: picture books to Harry Potter/Using children’s literature
8. The digital classroom
9. Multimodal literacies
10. Difficulties in literacy development/Case studies

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources.
Communication Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures and seminars. Spoken communication throughout seminar activities. Written communication throughout written assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflection during seminar tasks encourage improved performance.
Information Technology Written assignments should be word-processed.
Personal Development and Career planning Not developed in this module.
Problem solving An essential element in the process of critical assessment.
Research skills Research is required for the main assessments and some of the seminar tasks.
Subject Specific Skills
Team work Seminar activities provide many opportunities for team work, including group presentations and debates.


This module is at CQFW Level 5