Open University

Open University

Understanding literacy, social justice and inclusive practice (EE815)

This module examines our understanding of inclusive practice within the context of the global goal of literacy-for-all. Through the lens of literacy this module explores how learner agency is viewed and can be enabled. By examining predominant approaches to issues of social justice and learning (individualist, social constructionist and socioculturalist), it offers access to a broad range of issues associated with literacy, reflecting back on students' understanding of wider issues relevant to a range of inclusive practices, learners and learning contexts. This module not only provides insight into the key debates associated with literacy and inclusive practice, it also explores the dominant functional and critical responses to literacy as well as to teaching and assessment more widely. It provides students with tools to examine and research their own practice and conceptualisations, so they are better able to understand what it is to be literate and how they can support the learners with whom they work.

Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor's degree from a UK university or an equivalent professional qualification.

Assessment methods

3 Tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). End-of-module assessment. You must use the online eTMA system to submit your tutor-marked assignments (TMAs).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning October 2016 - 12 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning February 2017 - 12 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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