ECN726 - Teaching Literacy and Numeracy


2020 unit information

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

Must be enrolled in course E530, E730 or E737





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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)

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. 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 approaches to literacy and numeracy. You will analyse authentic examples of literacy and numeracy data and strategies to identify students’ learning needs and apply a range of applied learning strategies to support and develop the literacy and numeracy skills of their students across teaching and the (middle and later years) curriculum.

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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