Task: Assessment 1 Essay
The topic for the essay is:
Explore the theories and practices of literacies pedagogy. This essay will include a thorough illustration of contemporary literacies pedagogy for productive and purposeful teaching. The focus will be on the 4 main theories: Didactic, Authentic, Functional and Critical and demonstrate how the expert teacher chooses different activity types and ways of knowing and learning for specific contexts.
• For each theory include an outline of an appropriate lesson for the upper primary years. Use the required format, the proforma is provided.
• The lessons will include pedagogical style, knowledge processes, and relevant curriculum and assessment strategies.