ECL410 - Literacy Teacher - Researchers in New Times


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

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


Campus contact:

Kirsten Hutchison (Burwood (Melbourne))

Louise Paatsch (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Terri Redpath (Warrnambool)


Students must complete units ECL210 and ECL310



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

3-hour weekly workshop, located in schools (6-weeks) and on campus (5-weeks). 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 fourth 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. The unit emphasises the development of research skills as a key dimension of effective literacy teaching.

The content of this unit is focused on the development and articulation of each student's personal theory of literacy teaching and learning, through critical engagement with empirical research and reflective practice. Students examine and critique current issues associated with the teaching of Literacy including the role of new technologies in literacy teaching, teaching English as Second Language (ESL), Integration policies and programs, the literacy needs of Indigenous learners, inclusive teaching and learning within socio-culturally and linguistically diverse communities, working with parents, schools and wider communities.

Participants consider and revisit the use of a range of assessment strategies in literacy teaching and how additional assistance in literacy can be implemented in the classroom. Emphasis is given to accessing the professional resources available and how these might support beginning teachers in their daily work, the role of professional associations, ongoing professional development and support networks available to beginning teachers.

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