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Introduction to Academic Language, Literacy and Numeracy in Education

unit code Unit Code: EDU10026

About this unit

This unit develops students personal literacy and numeracy skills to ensure that they are well equipped to meet the demands of university, as well as the demands for teaching. In this unit students will learn about academic integrity, oral and written communication skills in the tertiary setting, critical analysis, and the application of different technologies. As they progress through the unit the students will also be supported to develop their personal literacy and numeracy skills and learn how to apply these skills in the context of learning of teaching.


  • Personal literacy – growth mindset
  • Personal numeracy – growth mindset
  • The relationship between reading and writing
  • Writing – spelling, grammar, punctuation and academic referencing
  • Academic reading strategies
  • Critical literacy
  • Writing in the academic genre
  • Understanding mathematics and numeracy
  • Mathematics anxiety
  • The growth mindset
  • Understanding, presenting and using data
  • Academic integrity: ChatGPT, Plagiarism & Turnitin

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