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Language and Literacy Education

Language and Literacy Education encompasses the teaching and learning of literacy, reading and writing, literature, and language and languages in the compulsory sector. It also includes contexts beyond schooling such as academic literacy and writing in tertiary contexts, and literacy for adults in the community and in workplaces.


Specialist areas include but are not restricted to: Critical literacy, Dyslexia, Bilingualism, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Teaching Languages other than English.

Papers are offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We encourage students to plan a pathway both within and between undergraduate and postgraduate papers, and to bridge into research at a higher level by doing a Directed Study (ALED590).

Initial enquiries should be made to the Postgraduate Studies Office, Faculty of Education.

Note: The following 100-300 level papers are available to all University of Waikato students except where the subject code is TEAL in which case papers are only available to students enrolled in a Faculty of Education teacher education programme.

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Study Language and Literacy Education in these qualifications

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Prescriptions for the PGDip(LangLitEd)

To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Language and Literacy Education, students must take 120 points at 500 level, including at least three of ALED501, ALED502, ALED503, ALED504, ALED507, ALED508, ALED509, ALED520, ALED521, ALED522, ALED523, ALED524 and ALED525; and one other approved paper.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ALED100Writing for University PurposesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ALED111Children's LiteratureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ALED140Working with Diverse Adult Learners in Literacy and NumeracyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
LLTED100Writing for University Purposes18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
This paper supports students to develop an understanding of the expectations of writing at university, and to develop an awareness of what constitutes quality writing in the context of university disciplines. Students engage in analysing how effective texts are written and they analyse their own. Students are introduced to writing ...
LLTED101An Introduction to Children's Literature18A (Hamilton)
In this paper we examine children's literature from picturebook to novel; from author to illustrator; from history to modern times. The link between children's literature and education is a thread running through the course. Class members will develop a familiarity with a range of genres and concepts linking children's literature a...
TEAL120Learning and Teaching Language and LiteracyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TEAL143English Education Y7-1018Y (Hamilton)
A study of the role of English in the secondary school curriculum: strategies and issues in planning, teaching and evaluating English learning in Years 7-10. This paper is taught in conjunction with TEAL705 Secondary Curriculum: English Y7-10; however, assessments are differentiated.
TEAL147Additional Languages Education Y7-1018Y (Online)
This paper prepares pre-service, secondary education students to teach additional languages (other than English or Maori) in secondary school settings in Years 7-10. Students will develop a critical understanding of curriculum requirements for Years 7-10, explore several pedagogical approaches to language teaching, and become conve...

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ALED210New Zealand Children's LiteratureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
LLTED200Learning and Teaching Additional Languages with Children18A (Online)
This paper explores how languages have been and are being taught in primary education settings around the world, but with special focus on New Zealand.Language learning theory, teaching approaches, and resources are critically examined.
LLTED201New Zealand Children's Literature18A (Online)
This paper explores children's literature, establishing familiarity with key and emerging New Zealand writers and illustrators. Skills in visual and textual analysis are developed and there is critical reflection on the question of what makes children's literature distinctively New Zealand.
TEAL221Teaching and Learning Additional Languages in a Primary SettingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TEAL243English Education Y11-1318Y (Hamilton)
Further study in the teaching and learning of English for Years 11-13.
TEAL245Additional Languages Education Y11-1318C (Block)
This paper prepares students to teach additional languages (other than English) in secondary school settings (Years 11 to 13).

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ALED324Dyslexia18C (Block)
This paper is for pre- and in-service teachers, and those working with readers of all ages experiencing reading difficulties, who want to know more about dyslexia ['dys' means difficulty and 'lexia' means words]. In particular, this paper will give students theoretical knowledge and practical understanding of the nature of dyslexia...
ALED325The Teacher as Writer18S (Block)
This paper encourages teachers to think of themselves as writers, while offering them a range of perspectives to think about. They engage in writing as an aspect of their professional practice.
ALED390Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
TEAL321School Literacy Programmes18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga) & 18C (Online)
A critical examination of school literacy programmes, including curriculum requirements, classroom processes, forms of assessment and partnership with parents.
THED390Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online) & 18S (Hamilton)
No description available.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ALED501Literacy Education: Approaches and Perspectives18A (Online)
This paper offers an introductory, critical examination of some theories, research, practices, policy and resources in literacy education in a range of settings. Students are expected to reflect on a range of approaches to literacy education and to draw on these reflections to investigate aspects of literacy of particular interest ...
ALED504Reading DifficultiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ALED507Second Language Learners and Learning in Mainstream ClassroomsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ALED509Literacy and Technology: Implications for EducationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ALED516Family and Community Literacies: Theories, Practices and ProgrammesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ALED522Best Practice in the Writing Classroom18A (Online)
In this paper students explore writing discourses; analysing and critiquing a range of theoretical perspectives and teaching practices. Participants are required to reflect on their discursive practices and how these position them as teachers of writing. Current pedagogical research in terms of effective teaching and assessment pra...
ALED523Using Children's Literature in the Classroom18B (Block)
This paper offers participants a range of theoretical perspectives to critically examine the way literacy texts are used in classrooms. The course builds on undergraduate offerings in children's literature and explores a number of topics related to the use of literacy texts in classrooms.
ALED524Language Knowledge for Teachers and LearnersThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ALED525The Context of Adult Literacy and Numeracy LearningThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ALED551Special Topic18B (Block)
Further study and investigation into a selected area within Arts or Language/Literacy Education.
ALED590Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ALED592DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
DSOE557Research Methods18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Online) & 18S (Block)
This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories18B (Block - Tauranga)
Cullturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
EDUCA557Research MethodsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
LLTED501Literacy Education: Approaches and PerspectivesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
LLTED504Reading DifficultiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
LLTED522Best Practice in the Writing ClassroomThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
LLTED523Using Children's Literature in the ClassroomThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
LLTED551Special TopicThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research18C (Hamilton)
This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.
PCSS502Kaupapa Maori ResearchThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
THED590Directed Study18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
The Directed Study provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do a small piece of independent research under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
THED592Dissertation18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
The two paper (60 point) Dissertation provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
THED593Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
The three paper (90 point) Thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
THED594Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
The four paper (120 point) thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.

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Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education:

Phone: 0800 832 242

Email: teach@waikato.ac.nz