EDU20001 Developing Literacy

Unit code: EDU20001

Duration: 1 Teaching Period

Contact hours: Recommended 8 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit aims to familiarise students with literacy in early learning environments. Students will consider children’s language development and how this corresponds to teaching and learning in literacy for young children. Students will gain an understanding of the ways in which children acquire skills, knowledge and attitudes relating to a wide range of literacies. The concept of multiple literacies will also be covered, particularly highlighting its presence in 21st century learning.


  • Government policy and curriculum on literacy – links to EYLF and The National Curriculum
  • Teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening
  • New literacies and inclusion
  • Literacy assessment
  • Supporting multi-literacies
  • Contemporary research into meta-cognition and meta-linguistics
  • Planning for literacy learning
  • Strategies to support informal literacy learning
  • Strategies to enable ICT to expand literacy teaching
  • Technological Interventions in Early Literacy
  • Strategies to teach children whose home/first language is a language other than English
  • Effective literacy programming options for children in school-based group settings

This unit is found in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and Bachelor of Education (Primary).