Teaching Literacy

EDU30010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • Recommended 8 hours of study per week

Aims and objectives

This unit familiarises pre-service teachers with English in the Primary Classroom. Students will consider the planning, teaching and assessing all aspects that comprise the relevant National and/or State or Territory English Curriculum – reading, writing, speaking and listening (including phonemic awareness) – and relate this to the relevant National and International standards for English. The concept of multiple literacies will also be weaved into all aspects of this unit, highlighting its presence in 21st Century learning.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Plan and evaluate English lessons and units using the structure and content of the relevant National and/or State or Territory Curriculum including multi-literacies.
2. Examine the development of English concepts throughout the primary years of schooling and relate it to the content of the National and/or State or Territory Curriculum.
3. Investigate and plan pedagogical approaches to Literacy in the primary years for diverse learners.
4. Develop appropriate and inclusive methods and structures for the planning and assessment of English.
5. Compare and critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of various forms of assessment and reporting in English.

Courses with unit

This unit will not be offered from 2019 and has been replaced by EDU30063 Teaching English
BA-EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
BA-EDUPRI Bachelor of Education (Primary)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education
This unit will be offered for the final time Semester 2 2020