30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module develops students' understanding of rapidly evolving digital technologies and how this impacts on the many ways children communicate, read and create texts, and play. The module charts key changes in how literacy has been theorised, researched and taught, providing an important context for the development of pedagogic practice to meet the needs of 21st century children. This is underpinned by a commitment to social justice and an aim to increase access to digital literacy learning for children and those who support their learning. Learning is assessed by portfolio, including a scheme of learning activities and a reflective rationale.

Staff Contact: BARAI ANEESH
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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