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English Literacy for Educators (9871.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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This unit allows students to further develop literacy skills established in Core Literacy and Linguistics for Educators. There is a focus on appreciating, analysing, evaluating and creating texts for use in the classroom. Students will also apply personal literacy skills to demonstrate a robust theoretical perspective on literacy learning and teaching in the digital age.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and articulate a range of theoretical perspectives on literacy learning;

2. Understand the importance of using a variety of texts as part of an effective literacy program;

3. Apply the Four Resources Model to critique written, spoken and multimodal texts in print and digital/online forms; and

4. Use a range of information and communication technologies (ICT) to effectively communicate understanding and knowledge of literacy teaching and learning to families, parents and other stakeholders.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week.


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Secondary Education (HPE) must have passed 9863 Core Literacy.

All other students must have passed 9882 Linguistics for Educators AND 9863 Core Literacy.



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