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EXC725 - Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in course D303, D304, E760, E763 or E763T

Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Esther Loong

Trimester 3: Susie Groves





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 X 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit will enable students to have a clear understanding of the nature of numeracy and literacy. It emphasises that numeracy encompasses not only mathematical concepts and skills (e.g. numerical, spatial, graphical, statistical and algebraic), but also mathematical thinking, general thinking skills, problem solving strategies and the context within which these concepts and skills are to be applied. It features language and literacy as social constructs and addresses theories of reading and writing processes; oral language and its importance in learning; teacher talk and its role in student learning; and second language learning and the second language learner.

Teaching, learning and assessment materials from a literacy and numeracy perspective will be critically evaluated, including an examination of the language of texts and genres across different curriculum areas. Students will develop teaching strategies to discern and respond to the inherent literacy and numeracy demands and opportunities across the curriculum.

In addition, students will also identify and address the numeracy and literacy demands on teachers in their professional lives in areas such as planning, timetabling, assessment and reporting, and their role in developing a whole school approach to literacy and numeracy.


An online learning portfolio consisting of a number of written pieces in response to tasks detailed on the CloudDeakin site, 3000 words, 60%


A cross-curriculum group development and online presentation of a Whole School Literacy and Numeracy Action Plan, equivalent to 2000 words, 40%

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