EEB308 Teaching Adult Numeracy in VET (8)


This subject employs the central concepts, modes of enquiry and structure of the content of numeracy to enable students to develop teaching and assessment strategies in VET contexts. Students will learn to analyse and understand the numeracy demands associated with the study of VET and to apply numeracy concepts to their teaching in ways that are relevant, enjoyable and meaningful for learners. 

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB308
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Related subject(s)
EEB437 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate the purposes and functions of numeracy in the community with particular reference to students in the VET sector;
- be able to demonstrate a broad and critical knowledge and understanding of the numeracy discipline and use this understanding in their teaching;
- be able to utilise a constructivist approach to numeracy teaching;
- be able to interpret and explain numeracy concepts and processes embedded within a variety on VET contexts;
- be able to develop teaching and assessment strategies that address the numeracy demands of various VET disciplines and that acknowledge the numeracy levels of students; and
- be able to critically evaluate the effectiveness of their numeracy teaching and modify their strategies constructively.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- The numeracy discipline.
- The nature and role of numeracy.
- Attitudes to numeracy.
- The relationship between literacy and numeracy and the integration of these in teaching contexts in VET.
- Numeracy concepts and processes.
- Analysing the numeracy knowledge embedded in the various VET disciplines.
- Analysing the numeracy skills of students.
- Strategies for teaching numeracy.
- Critical analysis and evaluation of the resources available for numeracy teaching and the matching of these to particular student groups.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.