The importance of teaching children phonics, to read by linking letters and sounds, is essential in early childhood education. Play-based strategies for supporting the development of oral language and for increasing both phonological and phonemic awareness in young children are more effective in learning contexts, whether it’s at home or in the classroom.
Evolve with QUTeX
QUTeX develops the practical skills of educational professionals wanting to improve their performance in the classroom and advance their career. In undertaking this module, you’ll develop the skills to teach phonics for kids using play-based learning to keep young children engaged. This course has been designed to be relevant to most early childhood contexts worldwide and will develop your professional skills as an educator so you can improve your performance and career.
Who should participate?
Teaching Phonics in Early Childhood has been designed for early childhood educators and workers who want to improve their professional practice and learn how to teach phonics step by step. This course is also of interest to parents of young children who want to introduce their children to phonics prior to school.
For Australian educators, this module aligns with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST):
2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.5 Literacy and numeracy standards
6.1 Identify and plan professional learning needs
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.3 Engage with colleagues and improve practice
7.4 Engage with professional teaching networks and broader communities
This course aligns with the following National Quality Standards (NQS):
Element 1.2.1 Intentional teaching
Element 1.2.2 Responsive teaching and scaffolding