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EPL746 - Primary Literacy

Unit details

Year2019 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Trimester 1 Unit Chair:

Kirsten Hutchison

Campus contact:

Kirsten Hutchison (Burwood (Melbourne))

Maria Nicholas (Cloud (online))





Incompatible with:


Scheduled learning activities - campus

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour class per week (recordings provided), 2 x 1 hour online workshops per week


This unit emphasises the concurrent development of teaching capacities and theoretical understandings, drawing on contemporary knowledge about the diversity of students learning needs and the teaching and learning of new and traditional literacies. It explores the stages and dimensions of reading and writing development and assessment in the early and middle years, including word identification strategies, cueing systems and the development of spelling, grammar and punctuation knowledge. A range of approaches to literacy teaching and programming are introduced and participants become familiar with the processes of lesson planning, reflection and assessment of learning within Victorian and other relevant national and international curriculum frameworks. Core materials engage students with current debates and issues in the teaching of literacy, language and literacy and explore teaching strategies and resources. Core materials and assessment tasks emphasise the importance of research informed teaching and building on the diverse types of knowledge about literacy that students bring to school from their homes and communities.


Assessment 1 - Literacy Learner Profile (2500 words or equivalent) - 50% 

Assessment 2 - Planning and Teaching Literacy (2500 words or equivalent) - 50%

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