Module Identifier ED31520  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Merris Griffiths  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours  
Assessment Continuous assessment   2 x Assignments of approximately 2,500 words   100%  
  Resit assessment   All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good.    
Further details  


Lectures are based on the following topics, while specific aspects of each topic will be considered in greater detail during seminar discussions:

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module students should be able to:

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, with particular emphasis on literacy in the bilingual context, and considers the skills necessary for the development of language and literacy in young children.

Aims of the module

Reading Lists

Hall, Nigel. (1987) The Emergence of Literacy.. Sevenoaks Kent: Hodder & Stoughton
Holdaway, Don. (1979) The Foundations of Literacy. London: Ashon
Meek, Margaret. (1988) How Texts Teach What Children Read. London: Thimble
Smith, Frank. (1986) Reading. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Wells, Gordon. (1992) The Meaning Makers.. Sevenoaks Kent: Hodder & Stoughton