TETD 810: Literacy and Digital Technologies in Schools and Teacher Education
This course provides a context for future teacher educators to develop the knowledge and skills needed for supporting pre-service and in-service teachers as they explore a range of 'new' literacies. As a part of this, students engage with theories about the relationships among literacy, digital technologies, and learning; examine changing conceptions of effective literacy practices in everyday settings; and consider the relationship between new literacies and school-based literacy education. They develop practical know-how to make efficacious use of digital technologies in literacy teaching (and other areas of the curriculum). They develop criteria for evaluating and critiquing new literacies programs and for making judgments about how and when to use different aspects of new literacies of classroom-based educational purposes. They explore strategies for working with teachers and teacher education students in a range of settings - including more and less resource-rich classrooms.
Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and Teacher Development (TETD) program or departmental approval.