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ECL410 - Literacy Teacher - Researchers in New Times

Unit details

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

The Literacy Teacher - The Profession and the Community

Unit chair:K Hutchison
Campus contact:

K Hutchison (Burwood (Melbourne))

M Wells (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

T Redpath (Warrnambool)


ECL210 and ECL310



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 contact hours per week x 11 weeks. Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin.


This is the fourth in a four-unit sequence within the BEd (Primary) degree designed to prepare primary school teachers of literacy and English in the information age. The unit emphasises the development of research skills as a key dimension of effective literacy teaching. The content of this unit is focused on the development and articulation of each student's personal theory of literacy teaching and learning, through critical engagement with empirical research and reflective practice. Students examine and critique current issues associated with the teaching of Literacy including the role of new technologies in literacy teaching, teaching English as Second Language (ESL), Integration policies and programs, the literacy needs of Indigenous learners, inclusive teaching and learning within socio-culturally and linguistically diverse communities, working with parents, schools and wider communities . Participants consider and revisit the use of a range of assessment strategies in literacy teaching and how additional assistance in literacy can be implemented in the classroom. Emphasis is given to accessing the professional resources available and how these might support beginning teachers in their daily work, the role of professional associations, ongoing professional development and support networks available to beginning teachers.


Critical Reflection, 50%, 2000 word essay

Group Investigation and Presentation, 50%, 2000 word research report and presentation

Prescribed texts

Comber, B. & Kamler B., (2005) Turn-around Pedagogies: Literacy interventions for at-risk students, PETA, NSW,

Unit Fee Information

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

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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