Unit description

Develops an understanding of communication and language requirements for teaching; the explicit nature of language and literacy, and thinking and questioning, as well as information and communication technologies. The importance of effective communication to meet needs of diverse and different learners is linked to appropriate pedagogical skills and tools.

Unit content

Module 1: Literacy Skills — Student Communication

  • Language and learning
  • Literacy demands
  • Supporting students with literacy needs.

Module 2: The Teacher’s Toolbox

  • Using language effectively in the classroom (reading, writing, speaking and listening)
  • Developing listening skills and techniques to engage students in discussion
  • Devising appropriate student group structures to address teaching and learning goals
  • Developing thinking skills and using questioning techniques designed to support learning
  • Strategies for inquiry learning.

Module 3: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

  • ICT theory, concepts and skills. ICT theory, concepts and skills.
  • Integration of ICT applications for KLAs in secondary education.
  • Computer Skills Assessment (Diagnostic self-assessment).

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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