Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we build upon EDU1LLL and EDU2SRW to focus on new learnings, research and understandings in this technological/multimodal world that impact literacy development of students. Key areas of teaching oral language, writing, reading and new literacies will be researched with specific focus on multimodal and multiliteracies in P-10 classrooms, and ICT skills associated with this. There is also an emphasis upon broadening and deepening professional reading of current texts and research to develop understandings of the links between theories, practical strategies and assessments, as well as between oral language and performance, reading and writing. This knowledge and understanding is drawn together in the pre-service teacher's planning for a unit of work that includes the use of multi-layered literature and the teaching of text analyst's role through critical literacy along with assessment of literacy learning to inform teaching and to help us 'read the visual'.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU2SRW


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsReading the Visual: an introduction to teaching multimodalPrescribedSerafini, F. 2014TEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS
ReadingsClassroom Reading Assessments: More efficient ways to view and evaluate your readers.RecommendedSerafini, F. (2010)HEINEMANN
ReadingsComprehension Strategies for Middle Grade LearnersRecommendedSadler, C.R (2011)INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION
ReadingsDeveloping Early Literacy: Assessment and teachingRecommendedHill, S. 2006ELEANOR CURTAIN
ReadingsDo I Really Have to Teach Reading? Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12RecommendedTovani, C. (2004)STENHOUSE
ReadingsLiteracy: Reading, Writing & Children's literatureRecommendedWinch, G., Johnstone, R., Holliday, M., Ljungdahl & March, P. (2010)OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse theories and current research in the field of literacy, with a particular emphasis on multiliteracies and the impact of multimodal resources on literacy development for all learners.


02. Students develop a three week unit of work that illustrates how multiliteracies (including performance) and multimodal resources can be used effectively in the classroom to develop and extend the literacy of all learners.


03. Students develop assessment tasks and illustrate how they would use formative and summative assessment to asess the multiliteracies (above) unit of work and how these could be used to inform future planning and student learning.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
PLT reading blogs and reflection on research-based learning (1750 words equiv).40 01
Production of a three weeks unit of work, inc a series of assessment tasks (2750 words equiv).60 02, 03