CT5004 - Foundations of Language & Literacy Education

The purpose of this course is to assist educators in learning more about the foundations of language development and the impact language acquisition has on literacy learning. Educators will be asked to reflect on their own understanding of language development and reflect on their teaching of language.

Learning Outcomes:

Analyze how children learn words.
Explain the process of developing meaning.
Analyze the relationship between how children learn words to literacy teaching.
Analyze students' language acquisition.
Investigate the process of language development .
Analyze the relationship between word learning and theory of mind.
Compare the learning of concepts to learning of words.
Explain the relationship between thought and language.
Assess how the development of inner speech impacts language development.
Create strategies that enhance student language acquisition.

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