Language in Education (Secondary)

Subject 483-122 (2008)

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Credit Points: 6.250
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, on-campus.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 18 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Nigel Luterz
Subject Overview:

This subject will introduce students to the nature and development of language and literacy by examining the social nature of literacy, the application of language and literacy teaching to all subject areas of the curriculum, issues related to texts (written, spoken, and visual) including their social construction and the ways in which readers make meaning from them, the nature and scope of text types in classrooms, and the social and personal implications of the development and attainment of literacy proficiency.

Assessment: Assignments totalling 2000 words.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Recommended Texts:

  • Building Understandings in Language and Teaching (The CD-ROM), BUILT (3rd Edition)
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available


Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) strand enrol in 483-155 Language in Education (Primary).

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Teaching
Bachelor of Creative Arts and Bachelor of Teaching
Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Teaching
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

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