Year 11, Year 12 - VCAL Literacy

UNIT DESCRIPTION

VCAL LITERACY
VCAL Literacy will be offered to students  at Intermediate and Senior VCAL levels.

Literacy includes reading, writing and oral communication skills.

The Literacy Skills Reading and Writing Unit satisfy the VCAL award requirements for the Literacy strand.

AIMS
The Literacy Skills Units have been designed to:
• Develop knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to reading, writing and oral communication in the social contexts of family, employment, further learning and community.

STRUCTURE
Four areas of literacy have been identified as corresponding with the social contexts:
• Literacy for self-expression: focuses on aspects of personal and family life, and the cultures which shape these
• Literacy for practical purposes: focuses on forms of communication mainly used in workplace and institutional settings
• Literacy for knowledge: focuses on sociological, scientific, technological, historical and mechanical theories and concepts which are relevant to education and training
• Literacy for public debate: focuses on matters of public concern, and the forms of argument, reason and criticism used in the public arena.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Possible types of tasks are;
  • Oral debates
  • Creative writing
  • Instructional pieces
  • Presentations to the class
  • Reports about activities undertaken
  • Letters
  • Reading tasks
  • Self assessment
  • Discussions
Students are required to keep all their work in a Folio that is used to demonstrate they have meet all the outcomes.

EQUIPMENT;

  • Digital device
  • Notebook
  • Fully equipped pencil case

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