2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EEDUC 6164 Perspectives on Literacy, Learning, and Teaching

This course explores theories, values, goals, and assumptions underlying the ways literacy is learned and taught in school and out-of-school contexts. Emphasizing how these understandings play out in practice, students will study the histories, issues, relationships, instructional materials, and resulting policies surrounding various literacy education approaches. Students will critically examine particular perspectives to inform their own practice as literacy teachers, and experiences as literacy learners, and consider how such perspectives can shape their continued instructional practice.