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Issues in Literacy Development and Teaching (9880.2)

Level: Level 4 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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This unit furthers students' knowledge of childrens language and literacy development, the importance of childrens literature, and use of critical and multi-literacies across the curriculum. Students will have opportunities to explore, design, use and evaluate different ways to deal with children including Indigenous and EAL/D (English as an additional language or dialect) learners, with specific language and literacy needs. Students will also examine and develop literacy programming alternatives for different student groups and school-based settings.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Understand the role and value of language and literacy across the curriculum, ICT use, and of childrens literature and multi-literacies in prior-to school and school (K-6) contexts;

2. Grasp the ways to deal with specific language and literacy needs of all learners, including those from Indigenous backgrounds or who have EAL/D (English as an additional language or dialect);

3. Demonstrate the ability to examine, evaluate and develop different types of unit plans for student groups from prior-to-school and school-based settings; and

4. Communicate, interpersonal and organisation skills.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

1 hour weekly interactive lecture, plus 2 hour weekly tutorial/workshop and on-line activity OR 3 hour weekly tutorial/workshop and on-line activity.


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Primary Education (Graduate Entry) must have passed 24 credit points.

All other students must have passed 9886 The Practice (PCK) of Teaching English AND 9863 Core Literacy.



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