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Unit details

ECL500 - Primary Language Education 2

Year2015 unit information
Offering information:

Pipelining from 2011 - for continuing students only.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses E356, E365 or E356P only)
Unit chair:M Wells

ECL400 or ELE452



Incompatible with:

ECJ412, ECJ413, ECL310, ELE326, ELE500

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit focuses on literacy in the middle years (4-6).
This unit includes: current middle years policies and pedagogies; curriculum planning utilising children's literature, popular culture texts, drama, poetry, email, hypertext, CD-ROMS, and newspapers; the primary-secondary transition; integrating the teaching of literacy into other key learning areas; literacy assessment and reporting using portfolios, anecdotal observations, self-assessments, and diagnostic and standardised tests; developing a personal theory of literacy teaching and learning and becoming a reflective practitioner.


There are two assignments for this unit:

Assignment 1: Students complete a literacy profile of a middle years student's reading or writing using both formal and informal assessment. This profile is used as a basis for reporting to the classroom teacher on individual learning goals. (2000 words or equivalent, 50%)

Assignment 2: Students prepare a unit of work based on a recent Australian children's novel or non-fiction digital resource for a middle years class. Students first complete an analysis of the text, then describe and justify a series of activities in terms of English outcomes and indicators and in terms of the way the unit includes the range of needs of the selected class. Activities must reflect the four resources model and include activities relating to listening, speaking, drama or poetry, and critical or multiliteracies. (50%)

The assessment will be criterion referenced.

Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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