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ECL310 - Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125

Developing Language and Literacy: The Middle Years

Unit chair:M Nicholas
Campus contact:

A Eyers (Burwood (Melbourne))

M Nicholas (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

T Redpath (Warrnambool)





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week. Learning experiences are also via Cloud Deakin.


This is the third 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 middle years of primary schooling (Years 3 to 6). Through fieldwork in middle years learners’ language and literacy learning environments, and engagement with theoretical frameworks, students research the needs of diverse literacy learners and contemporary literacy and English teaching practices in the middle years of schooling. Students engage with a variety of pedagogical and assessment approaches and explore a range of literacies encountered by middle years learners including visual and digital literacies. Students will also critically analyse and reflect on these approaches and range of literacies to plan effective teaching and learning programmes for middle years learners. Reflection on personal learning and performance is a core aspect of the unit


Literacy Learning Profile, 50%, 2000 words

Literature-based Plan, 50%, 2000 words

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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