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EDUC 5258


Course Level


Offered Externally


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To engage students with theoretical and pedagogical perspectives about language, literature and literacy and teaching and learning strategies for developing an early literacy and English program in Early Childhood.

Course content

Students will extend their knowledge of theories and research that inform their implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework English curriculum in early childhood, emphasizing language development and early literacy, perspectives on difference, curriculum integration and play, and contemporary issues literacy in early childhood education. Students will apply their knowledge by analysing approaches to teaching and learning language and literacy in ways that demonstrate their ability to make judgments about the design and implementation in a range of early childhood settings.


Ewing, R, Callow, J and Rushton K 2016, Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood, 1st edition, Cambridge University Press, Australia

Fellowes, Janet and Oakley, Grace 2014, Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education , 2nd ed, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne

Derewianka, B & Jones, P 2012, Teaching Language in Context, 1st edition, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne


Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 5259 English Education (Junior Primary)



Teaching method

Component Duration
Lecture (Intensive) 1 hour x 8 days
Workshop (Intensive) 5 hours x 8 days

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Task Length Weighting Duration
Presentation 2500 words equivalent 60% N/A
Viva 2000 words equivalent 40% N/A


EFTSL*: 0.125
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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