Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

This course explores the process of assisting an ethnolinguistic community to access Scripture and information texts relevant to their needs and appropriate for their context. The essential elements of a literacy program and the differing views of education will be discussed. The Four Resources model is the theory underlying the identification of reading and writing strategies to be included in an instructional primer for emergent adult literates to enable them to become confident, creative readers and writers of their language. Students will learn how to train others to run Writers’ Workshops and how to train tutors to use the primer.


• Approaches to Literacy

• Literacy Programs

• Reading strategies

• Writing strategies

• Writers’ Workshops

• Book Production

• Adult Literacy Motivations

• Principles of Primer Production

• Story Primer Production

• Primer Lesson Plans

• Fluency, Orality and Scripture Use Activities

• Scripture Use Resources

Unit offerings

SILA: Semester 1, 2024 and Semester 1, 2025 (Every Year, Semester 1)

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, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes 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.