ECL210 - Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E359 or E200


Language and Literacy: The Early Years

Campus contact:

Andrew Eyers (Burwood (Melbourne)

Maria Nicholas (Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

To be advised (Warrnambool)


Students enrolled in course E359 must have passed 5 credit points at level 1



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
Learning experiences are also via CloudDeakin


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This is the second in a four-unit sequence within the Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree designed to prepare primary school teachers of literacy and English in the information age. This unit examines the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing/creating print, digital and multimodal texts in the early years of schooling (Prep-2). Through fieldwork in young learners’ homes and schools, and engagement with theoretical frameworks, students research the needs of diverse young literacy learners and contemporary literacy and English teaching practices in the early years of schooling. Students engage with a variety of pedagogical and assessment approaches and explore a range of literacies encountered by young learners including visual and digital literacies. Reflection on personal learning and performance is a core aspect of the unit.

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