Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course is designed to extend students' theoretical understanding of literacy and practical application of literacy teaching methodologies in the Humanities. Students will analyse the functional, cultural, personal, and critical literacy demands of their disciplinary specialisation, and expand their repertoire of strategies for teaching reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing in the secondary classroom. Attention will also be given to the selection of appropriate methodologies and materials for students who require additional language and literacy support, and to cater for the learning needs of multilingual students.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC4070. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4070 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC3038.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand contemporary models of literacy and language development.

2. Identify the multimodal literacy demands of their disciplinary specialisation.

3. Develop an understanding of functional, cultural, personal, and critical literacies.

4. Identify the language and literacy capacities and needs of students in their care.

5. Demonstrate a capacity to design curriculum using research-informed models and apply strategies for assessing and teaching language and literacy of native English speakers, students from Non-English speaking backgrounds, and students with additional language and literacy needs.


This course will address:

  • The literacy debates and the Changing Dimensions of Literacy in the 21st Century.
  • The Four Resources Model and literacy as a social practice.
  • Functional, Cultural, Personal, and Critical Literacies.
  • Running Records and Miscue Analysis in the teaching and assessing of Reading and Writing.
  • The Literacy Learning Cycle (Modelling, Guiding, Fading)
  • Teaching Receptive and Productive Language skills in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Teaching Visual and Performative Literacies in the Humanities and Social Sciences.


This course replaces EDUC4070. If you have successfully completed EDUC4070 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed knowledge

Students must be majoring in an area of the Humanities or Social Sciences.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Student Work Analysis & Literacy

Written Assignment: Media Literacy Analysis