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EPL746 - Primary Literacy

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:K Hutchison
Campus contact:

K Hutchison (Burwood (Melbourne))

M Wells (Cloud (online))





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit emphasises the concurrent development of teaching capacities and theoretical understandings, drawing on contemporary knowledge about the diversity of students learning needs and the teaching and learning of new and traditional literacies. It explores the stages and dimensions of reading and writing development and assessment in the early and middle years, including word identification strategies, cueing systems and the development of spelling, grammar and punctuation knowledge. A range of approaches to literacy teaching and programming are introduced and participants become familiar with the processes of lesson planning, reflection and assessment of learning within Victorian and other relevant national and international curriculum frameworks. Core materials engage students with current debates and issues in the teaching of literacy, language and literacy and explore teaching strategies and resources. Core materials and assessment tasks emphasise the importance of research informed teaching and building on the diverse types of knowledge about literacy that students bring to school from their homes and communities.


Literacy Learner Profile 50% (2500 words)

Planning and Teaching Literacy 50% (2500 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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