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Title: Subject-specific Literacies and Transition in the Middle Years: Examples of Teacher Thinking, Research and Practice
Contributor(s): Morgan, Anne-Marie  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: This paper describes the work of middle years teachers working with Design-Based Research (DBR) to target literacy interventions in their classrooms, employing a range of pedagogical foci. Two teachers' work, focused on science and English curricular literacies, is described. One of the teachers works in a secondary school, the other in a primary school. The primary level project involved a Tear 5 classroom teacher exploring explicit teaching of technical language in science, aimed at assisting learners to understand and have greater facility with the specific genres, texts and language elements required in science writing. The secondary teacher, working with a Tear 9 English class, focused on improving use of internet materials for research purposes. Both were concerned with the challenging demands and varied literacy needs of learners as they worked in different curriculum areas and progressed through the years of learning, with transition points from primary to secondary and middle years to senior secondary of particular concern. Their journeys and discoveries using this approach to inquiry provided them with deeper understanding of their own literacy teaching pedagogies, and showed how learners can be assisted to make successful transitions in the middle years.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Grant Details: ARC/LP0990692
Source of Publication: Literacy Learning: The Middle Years, 20(3), p. 39-51
Publisher: Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1320-5692
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
930201 Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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