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ECL210 - Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in E359


Language and Literacy: The Early Years

Unit chair:

Maria Nicholas

Campus contact:

Angela Mcniven (Burwood (Melbourne))

Maria Nicholas (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Terri Redpath (Warrnambool)


Must have passed 5 credit points at level 1



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin


This is the second in a four-unit sequence within the Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree designed to prepare primary school teachers of literacy and English in the information age. This unit examines the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing/creating print, digital and multimodal texts in the early years of schooling (Prep-2). Through fieldwork in young learners’ homes and schools, and engagement with theoretical frameworks, students research the needs of diverse young literacy learners and contemporary literacy and English teaching practices in the early years of schooling. Students engage with a variety of pedagogical and assessment approaches and explore a range of literacies encountered by young learners including visual and digital literacies. Reflection on personal learning and performance is a core aspect of the unit.


Engagement with an Early Years learner 40%

Engagement with an Early Years teaching program 40%

Group Multimodal Presentation 20%

Unit Fee Information

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