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EEJ735 - Teachers and Youth Literacy and Numeracy Engagement

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
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:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students are also required to attend two 2 days intensives in July and Oct at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) Campus. (Six hours per day)


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

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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