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EEJ735 - Teachers and Youth Literacy and Numeracy Engagement

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2 Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):.75
EFTSL value: 0.094
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in course E690 only)
Unit chair:K Tobin


Incompatible with: EXC735
Contact hours:

This unit is taught via Cloud (online) however students will be required to attend short campus mode intensives


Topics to be addressed in this unit include:

  • Vocational learning curriculum designs and frameworks available in the post-compulsory sector:  Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), Literacy and Numeracy Skills Strand
  • Certificates of General Education for Adults
  • Understanding the learner with literacy/numeracy skills development needs:
  • factors that contribute to low literacy and numeracy levels in adolescents and young adults;
  • strategies to support students with under-developed literacy and numeracy skills;
  • integrating youth literacy and numeracy enhancement programs into vocational learning courses.
  • A frame of reference for teachers to meet their own literacy, numeracy and technology learning needs for the teaching workplace.


Literacy and Numeracy Folio     40%  

Part 1: Folio Development-Develop a personal folio of work based on the VCAL Literacy and Numeracy assessment criteria

Part 2: Analysis of Teaching Competence - Analyse your own competence in relation to teaching within the VCAL Literacy and Numeracy strand and prepare an ongoing self-education plan.
2000 words


Literacy and Numeracy Analysis and Research    60 %    

Part 1: Analysis - Analyse the literacy and/or numeracy components in selected units of work from your specialist teaching areas

Part 2: One of the following:


Research Option: Undertake a research project exploring a range of issues associated with literacy and numeracy skills in young people OR

Resource Production Option: Produce a resource which will be of value in supporting literacy and/or numeracy development among young people.
3000 words

Prescribed texts

Victorian Qualifications Authority 2003, Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning Curriculum Planning Guide: VCAL Literacy and Numeracy Skills Strand, Victorian Qualifications Authority, Victoria.

Burnett, BM, Tait, GW, Meadmore, DA 2004, New Questions For Contemporary Teachers, Pearson Education, Frenchs Forest, Australia.

Marsh, C 2008, Becoming a Teacher, 4th edn, Pearson Education, Frenchs Forest, Australia.

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