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Undergraduate | UNE-EDEE300-2023

Literacies and Numeracies in Context

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


16 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023
  • 26 June 2023
  • 23 Oct 2023

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About this subject

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. explore and consider the application of home and community literacy practices, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and others from diverse backgrounds, and consider them in relation to the development of teaching, learning and assessment strategies at school (GTSD 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1, 7.4.1);
  2. develop knowledge and understanding of strategies and research into engagement of students across the full range of abilities in relevant, critically challenging, curriculum-based activities to build literacy and numeracy skills (GTSD 1.2.1, 1.5.1, 2.5.1);
  3. build a repertoire of explicit and effective literacy and numeracy teaching strategies appropriate to relevant syllabus documents including the application of ICT and the New Literacies to engage students in their learning, evaluate teaching programs, and improve learning (GTSD 2.5.1, 2.6.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.6.1);
  4. analyse student work samples to identify areas of literacy/numeracy need, provide accurate and appropriate oral and written feedback, modify teaching practice, and develop strategies for student support, including the support of students with additional learning needs (GTSD 1.5.1, 4.1.1, 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.4.1); and
  5. interpret and demonstrate knowledge of NSW or other syllabus documents that address literacy and numeracy demands, to program and plan units of work and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of a continuing focus on literacy and numeracy across all areas of the curriculum (GTSD 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.5.1, 3.2.1).
    • Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
  • Literacies and numeracies form the foundations for future learning. As a teacher in a classroom, you need to engage students from diverse backgrounds and with a range of learning needs. You will examine the literacy and numeracy demands, requirements and teaching strategies relevant to all curriculum areas. This subject provides you with conceptual frameworks to support understanding, and practical guidance to plan and deliver a program which addresses language, literacy, and numeracy in all subject areas. Special attention is given to your personal literacy and numeracy skills and your obligation to achieve and maintain the highest standards of literacy and numeracy as part of your professional practice.

  • Assessment 1: 1000 words. Essay. Relates to GTSD: 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.4.1, 4.1.1, 5.1.1, 5.4.1, 7.4.1 Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 4; Assessment 2: 1000 words equivalent. Online Quizzes and forum discussion. Relates to GTSD: 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 2.5.1, 2.6.1, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.6.1, 4.1.1, 5.1.1, 5.4.1, 7.4.1 Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Assessment 3: 2000 words. Portfolio. Relates to GTSD: 11.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.5.1, 2.6.1, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.4.1, 3.6.1, 4.1.1, 5.1.1, 5.2.1, 5.4.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 3, 4, 5; Assessment 4: Tutorial Participation, All students must participate in topic forums as specified in subject information and assessment requirements in the Moodle site. Students not meeting this requirement will receive an NC (Compulsory Fail) grade for the subject.

    • Assessment 1 - Essay (25%)
    • Assessment 2 - Quizzes and forum discussion (25%)
    • Assessment 3 - Portfolio (50%)
    • Assessment 4 - Tutorial Participation (Pass/Fail)
  • For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).

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Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.


Students who commenced the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary) in 2020, 2021 and 2022 are required to take this subject. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: