- Dr Alan R Dowler (Director - Learning and Development Unit - Cardiff University)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment 1 - Portfolio (5000 words) The portfolio will contain three sections: i) Analysis and reflection on policy context, exam requirements and relevant research of literacy related to their subject area / field; (2000 words) ii) analysis of an example of own students’ work for development and employability purposes; (1250 words) iii) reflection on and identification of own development needs. (1750 words)||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Assignment 1 - Portfolio (5000 words) All failed elements of the assessment must be re-taken if the student’s average mark falls below the required pass mark of 40%. This will require the re-submission of selected sections of the portfolio, having addressed issues raised in the feedback process.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Examine and analyse the policy and strategy requirements for the application of literacy within their context.
Analyse and develop suitable methods and strategies to teach and support the development of a variety of literacies within their own contexts.
Apply knowledge of the development of literacies to the support and enhancement of student achievement and employability.
This module will give you the opportunity to consider the impact of a broad perspective on literacies in the context of the teaching practitioner. You will consider the effect of developing literacy skills on student achievement, and evaluate methods of developing those skills in order to prepare students more effectively for the workplace. Policy and strategy guidance will be considered and you will analyse the impact of these in your own teaching context as well as the requirements for examination and qualification of students. You will be given opportunities to analyse students’ work as well as your own developmental needs, and will consider the impact of relevant research on your own practice.
Unit 1 – Communication – for learning and for employment.
Unit 2 - Reading– for learning and for employment.
Unit 3 – Writing – for learning and for employment.
Unit 4 – Policy, strategy and curricular guidance
Unit 5 - Key developmental continuums
Unit 6 - Planning and integrating literacies
Unit 7 - Teaching literacies – strategies
Unit 8 - Best practice and research led practice
Unit 9 – Consideration of developmental difficulties
Unit 10 - Literacy development in adults
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Statistical reports may be considered and data to support arguments may be analysed.|
|Communication||This will be developed both in seminar discussions and in preparation for the assessments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||This will be a core skill developed within the module, with a clear emphasis on self-evaluation, where the students will be expected to consider impact on their own practice.|
|Information Technology||All assignments will be word processes and students will be required to utilize IT resources in the research of their assignments.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Reflection activities during seminars will be used to encourage personal development. The reflection on and identification of own development needs will be assessed.|
|Problem solving||Students will consider how to address specific issues within their own contexts and practice, and develop the skills to address this in the future.|
|Research skills||This will be developed throughout the module but particularly in regards to the research necessary in the assessments.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Students will develop skills in regards to teaching, planning, assessing and professional practice.|
|Team work||Seminar activities will involve group work.|
This module is at CQFW Level 5