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ECI330 - Multiliterate Learners in Early Years and School Environments

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Off Shore

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Angela McNiven




Students must be enrolled in course E331

Incompatible with: ECE330
Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend 5 x 4 hour intensives.


This unit is designed to prepare teachers of literacy and English in the information age. Students will examine the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing/creating print, digital and multimodal texts in the early and later years of schooling. Students will research the needs of diverse young literacy learners and contemporary literacy and English teaching practice and will 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.


1. Engagement with a literacy learner, 40%, 1600 words

2. Engagement with a literacy teaching program, 40%, 1600 words

3. Multimodal presentation, 20%, 15 minutes (or 800 words equivalent)

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