Reading Texts: Selection to Response

Subject EDUC90683 (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:

April, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 20-Apr-2015
Teaching Period 26-Apr-2015 to 13-Jun-2015
Assessment Period End 27-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 21-Apr-2015
Census Date 08-May-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-Jun-2015

Pre-teaching period:

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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Dr Paul Molyneux


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Subject Overview:

This subject will explore theoretical perspectives on reading and their practical classroom implications for effective teaching of reading across the years of schooling. Topics will include: theories of how children learn to read; reading for engagement and comprehension; reading for learning; reading for pleasure; text selection; reading multimodal texts; reading and interpretation; gender and reading; responding to reading; and assessing reading.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Understand the complex nature of reading as a phenomenon;
  • Understand the relationship between reading, comprehension and interpretation;
  • Develop strategies to support students in reading;
  • Develop strategies to engage students in reading;
  • Evaluate texts for students in relation to their reading levels.


Two written assignments, one of 2,000 words, or equivalent, due halfway through the subject (40%), the other of 3,000 words, or equivalent, due approximately two weeks after the last class (60%).

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) 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
Related Course(s): Master of Education
Master of Education
Master of Literacy

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