The paper "Curriculum through Literacy" is a wonderful example of a case study on education. The Australian Curriculum has been designed in a manner that ensures the main intellectual capabilities of the student fully are developed. These capabilities include literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology, critical and creative thinking, ethical behavior, personal and social capabilities, intercultural understanding (McPherson, 1995). The Australian government is devoted to ensuring every child acquires quality education. The use of YouTube as a resource learning center effectively conveys audio, visual, and animations in assisting the learner. This instructional material adopts the latest technologies in developing the skills and the mental capabilities of the student (Cerone, 2012).
This resource meets the requirements of the Education Reform Agenda in digitalizing education in Australia. Video One: English and Communication http: //www. youtube. com/watch? v=azoAPF5Dw4I& list=PLB1D207A242DE1F91& index=1& feature=plpp_video This work is focused on assessing how YouTube digital resource effectively covers the curriculum content in the two areas (English and Communication). First, we will analyze whether the digital instructional materials meet the required standards set by the Australian Education Curriculum; whose emphasis, according to McPherson (1995), is on the importance of knowledge, understanding, and skills of learning areas.
This analysis will be based on the sample videos retrieved from YouTube. The used modules will be analyzed with respect to their ability to enhance the literacy level of the learner. The assessment of this pedagogy is based on the specific needs of students at level 4. This is done with an understanding that every student has special capabilities that must be harnessed. Each video from YouTube has a lot of content to be analyzed. For instance, we can begin with a video about exchanging opinions.
By use of this video, a student is able to learn both English and communications. The learner is in a position to understand ways in which one can disagree with another without having to raise the tempo. The disagreement, in this case, has been done in a way that is the least offensive to the other party. This tool manages to help the learner fully understand fruitful ways of asking for another person’ s opinion. Besides, a student using this learning module will also meet the curriculum requirement of the constructive response of the verbal and non-verbal audiences.
Learning this aspect is useful to all kinds of students. This explains how the curriculum has been designed to accommodate the unique interests and abilities of students. Wash (2010) reiterates that the success of a curriculum is in the meeting of the individual needs of students. Another requirement under speaking and listening for a grade 5 student is the variation in tone and pace in order to add emphasis. It also has to do with the choice of words during communication. This is effective to express feelings about the subject.
The learner using this tool is in a position to master these communication facets. They have been clearly illustrated through the conversion in the video. How quickly a student is able to master this is dependent both on the capabilities of the student and the teaching context.