Reading Texts: Selection to Response

Subject EDUC90683 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 24-Apr-2016
Teaching Period 01-May-2016 to 19-Jun-2016
Assessment Period End 11-Jul-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 25-Apr-2016
Census Date 13-May-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 17-Jun-2016

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: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:


Dr Paul Molyneux


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%).

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

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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