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EXC425 - Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

Unit details

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

(For students enrolled in course E377 and D351 only)

Unit chair:E Loong




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week (9 weeks).


This unit includes:

  • The nature of numeracy and the extent to which it encompasses not only mathematical concepts and skills (e.g. numerical, spatial, graphical, statistical and algebraic), but also mathematical thinking, general thinking skills, problem solving strategies and a deep understanding of the context within which these concepts and skills are to be applied.
  • Language and literacy as social constructs. Theories of reading and writing processes; oral language and its importance in learning; teacher talk and its role in student learning; and second language learning and the second language learner.
  • Critical evaluation of teaching, learning and assessment materials from a literacy and numeracy perspective, including an examination of the language of texts and genres across different curriculum areas.
  • The development of teaching strategies to discern and respond to the inherent literacy and numeracy demands and opportunities across the curriculum.
  • The numeracy and literacy demands on teachers in their professional lives in areas such as planning, timetabling, assessment and reporting.
  • Developing a whole school approach to literacy and numeracy.


A group presentation based on an analysis of interviews with people in the workplace regarding the literacy and numeracy demands in their working lives (40%).

A written assignment based on an analysis of the literacy and numeracy demands of a unit of work, together with reflection on appropriate teaching strategies to support student learning (60%).
Assessment will total the equivalent of 4000 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

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

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