Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

EDU20022 12.5 Credit Points per subject


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


EDU10023 - Professional Experience 1

Aims and objectives

This unit provides pre-service teachers with a range of skills and understandings related to literacy and numeracy that are now a standard component of the contemporary curriculum environment in Australian schools. By engaging in student-directed inquiry into their chosen subject areas, pre-service teachers will develop and articulate understanding of the literacy and numeracy demands and conventions of these areas, and plan for literacy and numeracy development within their subject teaching. This learning will be further developed through group responses to scenarios, reinforcing the position that all teachers are teachers of literacy and numeracy, regardless of their teaching specialisation and context.

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

Courses with unit

BA-EDUSEC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
BB-EDSBUS Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Business
BB-EDSSC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science
BB-EDSART Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BB-EDSART1 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts