Introduction to Literacy


Literacy and Multilingual Education

Learning Outcomes

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

Unit Description

Literacy Materials deals with the design and production of literacy materials for different stages of literacy development and a range of target groups, purposes and contexts. Students will be enabled to produce materials for adults and children that take into account theoretical understandings of literacy acquisition (covered in Literacy Education); good design principles; practicalities of the situation; available technology as well as linguistic, motivational and cultural factors. They will then design pages of a manual to train local tutors to teach using these literacy materials.


Balanced Literacy Programs

Curriculum Development

Reading Readiness, Phonics

Language Experience Approach, Big Books

Transfer Primers

Real Texts – Health, Numeracy and Scripture

Teaching Writing for Literature Production

Literacy and Technology

Teacher Training

Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation

Unit offerings

SILA: (Demand based)

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.