OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Introduces a theory-based understanding of literacy and numeracy in education; and enables advanced knowledge in these fields of knowledge to be applied to professional areas.

Unit content

  • Language and literacy. Mathematics and numeracy. What is each and what is the significance of these terms in modern classrooms?
  • Societal expectations — role of curriculum; role of literacy and numeracy in society; the relevance of home and community literacy and numeracy practices
  • Literacy demands — listening, reading and viewing; speaking, writing and creating
  • Numeracy demands — number and algebra; measurement and geometry; statistics and probability 
  • Analysis of student work samples to identify areas of need in literacy and/or numeracy; interpreting data to make informed instructional decisions
  • Written and oral feedback for students in relation to their literacy and numeracy development
  • Supporting students for their literacy and numeracy needs — using evidence to plan for teaching; role of assessment; collaborative planning
  • Supporting students with diverse literacy needs:EAL/D; gifted and talented, students with disability by developing specific strategies and considering community and carer participation
  • Supporting literacy and numeracy learning with a range of resources and digital technologies.

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

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (6 weeks)

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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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