This self-paced on-line course examines the processes children go through when learning to read and write and shows how phonic knowledge is integral to these processes. Through this course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the synthetic-phonics approach and will learn how best to apply this knowledge in the classroom. The course also includes a number of useful teaching resources and demonstrates how they can be used to facilitate the children’s learning. The final part of the course examines the findings of recent studies, which confirm the importance of phonics in the teaching of reading.
The on-line format of the course enables you to study whenever and wherever you wish. Content is divided into five modules. You may complete these modules in any order, but you must complete all five within three months.
By engaging with the course content and by sharing knowledge within the discussion forum, the participants will gain a thorough understanding of synthetic phonics and the ways in which it can be taught. This, in turn, will influence their approach to the teaching of reading in the coming years.
1 – Critically assess the different methods used to teach literacy over the years
2 – Gain an in-depth understanding of the Jolly Phonics program
3 – Understand how Jolly Phonics is taught in the classroom
4 – Learn how to recognise and help a struggling child
5 – Examine the findings of recent research studies carried out in field of the literacy