Literacy And Numeracy

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Standards of Literacy and Numeracy in Australia

Literacy and Numeracy standards can vary from place to place. Moving from one country to another has helped me to understand the differences and to be conscious of Australian standards. These standards are important in this country to both teachers and students. This is clearly demonstrated in the volume of testing that is performed, ranging from NAPLAN to the required test that a pre-service teacher must complete in order to enter the workforce (National Assessment Program 2013,) & (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2014). Throughout this reflection, I will be assessing my personal experience with literacy and numeracy in both Zimbabwe and Australia, with the integration
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My unique experience will be very useful in the future as I will be likely to have had experience in many areas. I have spent my last two years in St George, six hours West of Brisbane, this town has a very diverse cultural norm whereby people from many different areas, races and lifestyles live in one area. I was lucky enough to be involved in a youth group that works with children and I have seen and worked with them through many different challenges that they have faced. This will be useful in my future because it has shown me how children in different places communicate and how they can be taught specifically on the topic of literacy and numeracy. In addition to this experience, recent lectures, tutorials and quizzes will be very useful in both my university career and my career as a teacher going forward because they are teaching me parts of literacy and numeracy that I have either never experienced or only experienced as a very young …show more content…
Literacy can be taught and should be taught from a young age as younger children have a larger capacity for learning phonics and languages. Numeracy should have some instructional teaching, peer to peer and again teachers need to be flexible in order to make allowances for students who, like I, struggle to learn new numerical concepts as quickly as others. In summary I believe that we should be teaching children literacy and numeracy throughout their school career in new ways that are proven to work instead of only teaching literacy and numeracy to young children in ways that have been tested and

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