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This online reader development course provides specialist knowledge and understanding of how children and teens, and their families and whānau, develop language and literacy skills for lifelong learning.
The online course covers the importance of reading and literacy skills in supporting the intellectual, emotional and social growth of children and teens, and the role of information professionals in promoting reading and supporting lifelong learning.
You are introduced to the range of formats and literary genres that reflect the diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand’s communities. You will learn strategies for selection of reading resources, reading engagement and promotion, and will examine current issues and trends.
Before enrolling in this course you need to:
Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.
This course is 100% internally assessed
No textbooks are required for this course
Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.