ECL351 - Diversity, Language and Literacy


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:



Students enrolled in course E330 and E334 must complete prerequisite units ECE230 and ECE330

Students enrolled in course E359 must complete prerequisite unit ECL210 and 1 from ALM101, ALL230 or ALL153



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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 - cloud (online)

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit aims to develop an understanding of the impact of cultures, cultural identities and diversity on language and literacy teaching and learning. Participants explore diverse texts including digital and print Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, migration and other cultural narratives, poems, songs, films, websites, etc. Participants will become familiar with a range of curriculum documents and policy documents related to diversity, language and literacy and will use these to inform teaching practice. Pedagogical approaches that support language and literacy learning and development of intercultural understanding in diverse primary classrooms will be explored.

Specifically this unit includes:

  • the building of knowledge of contemporary literacy learner identities and diverse contexts for learning
  • the development of intercultural understanding through language, literature and literacy
  • the development of knowledge about and curation of print and digital resources for language and literacy teaching
  • analysis of National and State curriculum policy including general capabilities and cross curriculum priorities
  • exploration of literacy pedagogies for students with diverse learning needs in print and multimodal environments.

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