Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit explores the emphasis on literacy and numeracy as necessary knowledge and skills for life. The unit examines the essential need for literacy and numeracy competence in order for young people to successfully engage with all disciplines across the curriculum. Students completing this unit will examine the general and subject specific literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills that need to be explicitly taught or implicitly present and modelled in the teaching of each curriculum area. The unit covers strategies for planning and embedding literacy and numeracy learning within all curriculum areas, with students specifically focusing on effective literacy and numeracy teaching relevant to their major and minor subject specialisations.

The unit covers strategies for assessing and identifying the diverse literacy and numeracy learning needs of young people and current research on best practice in interventions to improve their literacy and numeracy knowledge and skills. The unit also addresses the students’ own literacy and numeracy learning to extend their proficiency in these areas.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 2, 2018; Semester 2, 2019; Semester 2, 2020, and Semester 2, 2021

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.