EDUC5516 Literacy Across the Curriculum

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Students examine and critique research-based approaches to teaching literacy and the English curriculum in the primary classroom, including vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, writing, visual literacy and spelling in the context of a range of text types across the F-6 curriculum, including multimodal text. Students also learn how to plan and sequence teaching and learning strategies for literacy and English in primary settings and investigate strategies to support whole class, small group and individualised literacy instruction.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of how primary-aged children learn language and literacy; (2) demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the English curriculum and a range of pedagogies to teach it; (3) articulate a theory of literacy learning and teaching for the primary years, based on a critical analysis of research literature; (4) demonstrate an ability to plan units of work in English that are appropriate for diverse learning needs; (5) demonstrate knowledge of how to develop children's literacy skills to support numeracy across the curriculum; (6) develop skills to evaluate, use and create resources for teaching and learning including information and communication technologies (ICTs) and other educational technologies; (7) demonstrate understanding of assessment strategies, including informal, formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches when developing an integrated unit of work focused on English; and (8) communicate effectively and professionally with peers, University staff and other professionals.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) an assignment; (2) a unit of work with a rationale; and (3) test. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the an assignment, a unit of work with a rationale, and test components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Grace Oakley
Unit rules
EDUC5504 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood
Contact hours
total workload: 150 hours; contact hours: 30 hours. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-4E_2019]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.