ECL310 - Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in E200, E330, E334, E359

Developing Language and Literacy: The Middle Years


For E359 students must have passed unit ECL210

For E334 students must have passed unit ECE330

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour lecture per week
1 x 2-hour seminar per week. Learning experiences are also via the unit site

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1-hour online lecture per week 
1 x 2-hour online seminar per week. Learning experiences are also via the unit site


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


This is the third in a 4-unit sequence designed to prepare contemporary primary school teachers of language, literacy and literature. This unit examines the development of speaking and listening, reading and writing, and viewing and creating in the middle years of primary schooling (years three to six). It explores print literacy development in the middle years of school, together with a range of broader literacies, including digital, multimodal, and visual literacies.

In this unit, pre-service teachers engage with a variety of literacy learning theories, assessments, and pedagogical approaches, learning to justify how, when, and why to utilise different approaches across their classroom programs. They learn to plan effective lessons, units, and programmes for diverse middle years language, literacy, and literature learners.

Through weekly blog posts, pre-service teachers make connections between their unit understandings and their personal literacy learning, and practice ethical and professional online communication.

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