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Literacy Across the Curriculum

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: EDU80016

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 12 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit provides pre-service teachers with a range of skills and understandings related to literacy that are now a standard component of the contemporary curriculum environment in Australian schools. By engaging with student-directed inquiry in a range of curriculum areas, pre-service teachers will develop and articulate understanding of the literacy demands and conventions of these areas, and plan for literacy development.


  • What is literacy? What does it mean to be literate?
  • Multiliteracies
  • New media and literacy
  • Subject area literacies
  • Literacy as a general capability
  • Effective teaching of literacy
  • Effective assessment of literacy
  • Relevant national and/or state or territory curriculum

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