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Subject details

  • Topics
    • What does it mean to be literate and numerate? Contemporary literacy theories, pedagogies and practices
    • A socio-cultural approach to literacy and numeracy - students 'Funds of Knowledge'
    • Multiliteracies, mathematical literacy and new approaches to mathematical inquiry
    • Discipline specific literacies and numeracies
    • Literacy and Numeracy in the Australian Curriculum
    • Literacy and Numeracy - strategies and resources
    • Critical and creative literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
    • Literacies and numeracies in the Digital Domain
    • Effective teaching and learning strategies for literacy and numeracy within specific learning areas
    • Planning effectively for literacy and numeracy across the curriculum - Part A
    • Planning effectively for literacy and numeracy across the curriculum - Part B
    • Consolidating and reflecting on personal literacy and numeracy
    • Reflection and review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes
      • FAQs

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. research and explain contemporary literacy and numeracy theories, pedagogies and practices
  2. examine the literacy and numeracy demands and conventions across and within the curriculum
  3. evaluate and recommend a variety of teaching and learning strategies for numeracy and literacy within disciplines
  4. use discipline based literacy and numeracy research and models to create a learning plan that addresses the literacy and numeracy demands within a selected learning area.
  • Assignment 1 - Presentation (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Exercises (60%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject examines literacy and numeracy as a dynamic, evolving, social, and cultural-historical construction, rather than being represented as a fixed body of skills. It focuses on identifying and understanding the literacy and numeracy demands and conventions in learning areas other than English and Mathematics. This is accomplished by developing an awareness of opportunities for the planning and application of critical literacy and numeracy skills across the curriculum.

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