ECL310 - Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, CBD*

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

Students must be enrolled in course E200, E330, E334 or E359


Developing Language and Literacy: The Middle Years


For E359 students must have passed unit ECL210

For E334 students must have passed unit ECE330



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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 third in a 4-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 middle years of primary schooling (Years 3 to 6).

Through fieldwork in middle years learners’ language and literacy learning environments, and engagement with theoretical frameworks, students research the needs of diverse literacy learners and contemporary literacy and English teaching practices in the middle years of schooling.

Students engage with a variety of pedagogical and assessment approaches and explore a range of literacies encountered by middle years learners including visual and digital literacies. Students will also critically analyse and reflect on these approaches and range of literacies to plan effective teaching and learning programmes for middle years learners. Reflection on personal learning and performance is a core aspect of the unit

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