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ECL210 - Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in course E359 only)

Language and Literacy: The Early Years

Unit chair:

Louise Paatsch

Campus contact:

Andrew Eyers (Burwood (Melbourne))

Louise Paatsch (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 BEd (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.


There are three assignment tasks:

1.  Engagement with an early years learner 40%

2.  Engagement with an early years teaching program 40%

3.  Group Wiki Presentation 20%

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