EEB311 Teaching Adult Literacy in VET (8)


This subject covers skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply effective adult literacy teaching practices to meet the needs of learners in vocational education and training (VET) contexts. Students will critically explore adult literacy theories and then apply these theories through the development of teaching strategies relevant to their practice and their particular VET context.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB311
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)
EEB438 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • apply adult learning principles to the teaching of literacy;
  • analyse and apply and critically evaluate the conceptual frameworks and theories underpinning adult literacy teaching;
  • evaluate teaching approaches that support the development of participants' literacy skills and knowledge in authentic and relevant contexts;
  • determine the applicability of teaching approaches to specific needs, levels of literacy, learning styles, and context of those participating in literacy provision;
  • select from a range of learning resources to develop participants' literacy skills and knowledge;
  • identify learning resources (from traditional and new and emerging technologies) that link to literacy learning outcomes and promote learner engagement with tasks and activities; and
  • source and evaluate materials relevant to social and cultural needs of participants and evaluate effectiveness of teaching strategies use.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Theoretical frameworks for literacy teaching
  • Pedagogies for literacy teaching
  • Critical evaluation of approaches to literacy teaching
  • Adult literacy resources
  • Strategies for teaching literacy skills
  • Matching strategies and resources to student needs through a critical analysis of both.
  • Assessment and evaluation in adult literacy teaching


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.