Language & Literacy Intervention

Subject EDUC90508 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 29-May-2015
Teaching Period 29-Jun-2015 to 16-Aug-2015
Assessment Period End 15-Oct-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Jun-2015
Census Date 03-Jul-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 28-Aug-2015

Pre-teaching period:

During the pre-teaching period, students will be required to complete reading that will be provided via LMS.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours, 18 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshops
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison website:


Ms Kate Leigh, Ms Sharon Klieve


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Subject Overview:

This subject addresses a range of strategies for assessing, supporting and promoting communication, language, and literacy development in students with a hearing loss. Contemporary educational and teaching practices will also be analysed and evaluated in light of current research. It will also explore contemporary theories and practices of oral and bilingual approaches to language and literacy learning.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of issues associated with assessment of communication, language, and literacy with students with a hearing loss;
  • Demonstrate an ability to use a range of different assessment tools to analyse, problem solve and interpret results from different assessments and use the results to design, individualized communication, language, and literacy intervention programs with students with a hearing loss;
  • Develop an understanding of a range of teaching strategies that facilitate communication; language and literacy development in students with a hearing loss.

There are three assessment tasks:

  • Review of evidence based practice (500 words) Due mid-semester 10%
  • Case study part 1 (3250) Due late semester 65%
  • Case study part 2 (1250) Due end of semester 25%

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply new knowledge
  • Strengthen their skills in reviewing research and position papers; and in report writing
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills in relation to theories and practices influencing the education of students with a hearing loss
  • Demonstrate knowledge and problem solving skills when assessing students with a hearing loss, and developing individualised communication, language, and literacy intervention programs for these students
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Language Intervention and Hearing Impairment)
Master of Learning Intervention
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (LI&HI)

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