Literacy Across the Curriculum

EDU80016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Face to face Swinburne online - Nil

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1 Teaching Period 3

8 Mar 21 - 6 Jun 21

29 Jun 21

Last self enrolment:
21 Mar 21

2 Apr 21

Last withdraw without fail:
23 Apr 21

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21


EDU60015 Supervised Professional Experience 1EDU60015 Supervised Professional Experience 1
AND EDU70007 English in Primary School
AND 50 credit points in units coded EDU7

Aims and objectives

This unit provides pre-service teachers with a range of skills and understandings related to literacy that are now a standard component of the contemporary curriculum environment in Australian schools. By engaging with student-directed inquiry in a range of curriculum areas, pre-service teachers will develop and articulate understanding of the literacy demands and conventions of these areas, and plan for literacy development.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse the teaching of literacy across the curriculum.
2. Differentiate between formal and informal literacy learning and thinking.
3. Construct processes and experiences that develop literacy capabilities within and beyond disciplinary areas.
4. Evaluate understanding of the literacy conventions and demands associated with particular curriculum areas.
5. Design effective communication, using a range of media as appropriate, for specific educational purposes.
6. Critically reflect on personal literacy.

Courses with unit

MA-TEAPRI2 Master of Teaching (Primary)
MA-TEAPRI3 Master of Teaching (Primary)
This unit replaces EDU80003 Professional Internship Research Project