Literacy Planning and Diversity

Subject EDUC90685 (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:

February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 10-Feb-2015
Teaching Period 14-Feb-2015 to 19-Apr-2015
Assessment Period End 03-May-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Feb-2015
Census Date 27-Feb-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 10-Apr-2015

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: 24
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, Learning Outcomes 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:


Dr Carmel Sandiford


Contact Us
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on the importance of planning effective literacy approaches and strategies to meet the needs of diverse learners. It will highlight how teachers cater for diversity through 'crafting a mix' of pedagogic approaches in reading, writing. listening and speaking; through authentic and focused assessment practices, including profiling students and through the use of a wide range of texts and practices in the classroom. Informing this subject will be an examination of the interface between literacy and social context, taking into account considerations of gender, ESL, socio-economic status, indigenous status and the health and well being of students. Assessing the learning needs of individual students will be a major focus.The subject will build on the e5 framework.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the subject students will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of how to meet the learning needs of diverse learners through effective assessment, curriculum design and teaching;
  • analyse, critique and discuss some of the most salient findings from research into issues of literacy and diversity.

Two assignments, one of 2000 words, or equivalent, due halfway through the subject (40%), the other of 3000 words, or equivalent, due approximately two weeks after the last class (60%).

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:

This subject aims to build skills in:

  • critical inquiry;
  • reflection on practice;
  • articulating knowledge in written presentations and classroom discussions.
Related Course(s): Master of Literacy

Download PDF version.