Literacy Across the Curriculum

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


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face+Blended Swinburne online - Nil

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods

Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


EDU60015 Supervised Professional Experience 1
EDU70007 English in Primary School
EDU80006 The Creative Teacher
EDU60015 Supervised Professional Experience 1
EDU60044 Supervised Professional Experience 1

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.

Unit Learning Outcomes:
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