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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject postgraduate students will extend their knowledge and understanding of the linguistic concepts that underpin literacy acquisition and how these can be used to inform pedagogy and learning. Through critical analysis of current literature students will develop skills to work in multidisciplinary teams to design both universal and individual interventions that respond to the needs of students with a range of language-based academic difficulties.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne Southall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesCritical analysis of current literature through online learning modules and readings. Engagement with online discussion forums and synchronised collaborative tasks. Online learning activities which apply the module knowledge to case studies and practice. Interactive online materials including podcasts, journals, blogs and discussion forums. Case studies and synchronised collaborative tasks

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and critique relevant bodies of theoretical knowledge that informs professional practice in language and literacy learning.
02. Design and implement learning programs which apply knowledge and understanding of the linguistic concepts that underpin literacy reading acquisition.
03. Examine typical and atypical language development and its relationship to academic achievement and psychosocial development.
04. Research and Design interventions for students with a range of language-based academic difficulties, and disorders informed by formal and informal assessment tools.

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