Early reading and writing are the building blocks for further learning in schools. Early reading and writing needs to be seen as a combination of abilities which involves meaning making, oral expression, decoding, phonological and phonemic awareness, prediction and so on. Children who fail to achieve these abilities in the early stage lag behind in all the other subjects. Hence in schools, developing early reading and writing is crucial.
In most schools, early reading and writing is seen as decoding text or copying the written words. This has serious implication on how children view reading and writing – they end up mugging up; have very little ability to generate and express thought both orally and in written.
This course takes participants through experiences of classroom processes leading to an understanding of the principles and practice of a comprehensive literacy pedagogy.
This course is designed for those who seek to understand the pedagogy of early literacy. It is ideal for educators who teach courses in early literacy, literacy pedagogy or pedagogy of language in District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs), State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs) and Colleges of Teacher Education (CTEs). It is a must for educators from NGOs working in the field, leading interventions in early literacy.
The pedagogy would include small group discussions, reading based discussions and presentations, activities, videos/film clips.
|1||It examines the current practices of teaching early reading and writing, the mismatch between the natural processes of learning to read and write and the practices followed in schools. It explores innovative approaches to teaching reading and writing in India.|
|II||It explores the comprehensive approach to reading and writing pedagogy. The course takes teacher educators through an experience of the pedagogy of talk, the process of emergent reading and writing, concepts of print, storytelling and story reading. It explores the core processes: the development of phonics, vocabulary and fluency.|
Nivedita is a consultant with the School of Continuing Education and University Resource Centre(SCE-URC). She has extensive experience in English language teaching and teacher training in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. She is currently designing courses for teachers and teacher educators in the area of literacy, language teaching and educational psychology.
Nisha has been a teacher for over 15 years. Through her teaching career, she has worked with children, students of Master’s programmes, teachers, teacher educators and other senior educational functionaries. As a primary school teacher she was involved in developing theme-based curriculum for Kindergarten through Grade 3. Her journey as a teacher educator began as…
Parthasarathi is a visiting faculty at the university and teaches in our MA Education and Continuing Education programmes associated with the School of Continuing Education and University Resource centre(SCE-URC). He is involved in designing and planning ELT programmes, professional development of field institutes, academic writing in English, and in guiding students of the University in…