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Approx. 22 hours to complete
English
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English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

8 hours to complete

The Aims of Literacy

8 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 50 min), 14 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
1.2 First Languages6m
1.3 Starting to Write6m
1.4 Digital Literacies9m
2.1 Why Literacy?3m
2.2 Literacies for Work7m
2.3 Literacies for Citizenship6m
2.4 Literacies for Everyday Life7m
14 readings
Syllabus10m
Task Overview: How to Pass This Course10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Take this Course as a Stepping Stone for a University of Illinois Certificate, Masters, or Doctorate - Fully Online!10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
'Multiliteracies': New Literacies, New Learning (Journal Article)10m
First Languages10m
On Globalization and Diversity (Journal Article)10m
The Coming of Writing10m
The Impact of New Media on Literacies10m
Literacies for Work10m
Literacies for Citizenship10m
Literacy for Contemporary Community Life10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz12m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Theory and Practice of Literacies Learning and Teaching

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
3.2 Activity Types in Literacies Pedagogy5m
3.3 Experiential and Conceptual Learning6m
3.4 Analytical and Applied Learning6m
3.5 Major Approaches to Literacy Teaching and Learning7m
3 readings
Literacies Pedagogy in Action10m
Literacies Pedagogy in Theory10m
The Things You Do to Know: An Introduction to the Pedagogy of Multiliteracies (Book Chapter)10m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Didactic + Authentic Approaches to Literacy

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
4.2 The Content Focus of Didactic Literacy Teaching8m
4.3 The Organization of the Didactic Literacy Curriculum11m
5.1 Authentic Literacy Pedagogy: An Overview9m
5.2 The Content Focus of Authentic Literacy Pedagogy8m
5.3 The Organization of the Authentic Literacy Curriculum7m
5.4 Critical Views of Authentic Literacy Pedagogy3m
2 readings
Didactic Literacy Pedagogy10m
Authentic Literacy Pedagogy10m
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Functional + Critical Approaches to Literacy

5 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 42 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
6.2 The Content Focus of Functional Literacy Pedagogy7m
6.3 Critical Views of Functional Literacy3m
7.1 Critical Literacies Pedagogy: An Overview7m
7.2 The Content Focus of Critical Literacies Learning8m
7.3 Mapping Pedagogical Approaches to Literacies6m
2 readings
Functional Literacy Pedagogy10m
Critical Literacy Pedagogy10m

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