ECN726 - Teaching Literacy and Numeracy


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E530, E730, E737, E763, D303 or D304



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 - online

It is expected that students will engage weekly with online materials for a minimum of 2-hours. This may include but is not limited to the following: Black Board Collaborate, discussion boards, online readings and online modules


This unit will critically analyse, evaluate and apply an advance understanding of evidence-based research relating to ongoing literacy, numeracy and learning development, particularly as it applies to diverse learners, including students with a disability. You will explore and define literacy and numeracy development for personal lifelong learning. 

This unit enables you to understand contemporary research informing the improvement of young peoples’ literacy and numeracy engagement, including the methods of research and approaches to data collection. 

The unit will examine how relevant data are analysed and subsequently used to inform policy development and the creation of effective teaching approaches to literacy and numeracy. You will analyse legislative requirements and authentic examples of literacy and numeracy data and strategies to identify students’ learning needs, including students with a disability, and apply a range of applied learning teaching strategies to support participation and learning development in literacy and numeracy for students in the middle and later years. 

There will also be an emphasis on catering for specific literacy and numeracy learning needs of individual students within specialist subject areas, including an audit of teaching strategies supporting literacy and numeracy development.

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