EEL441 Literacies for Learning (8)


In this subject, students will learn about the socio-cultural nature of language and language use. We investigate the language and literacy demands across the curriculum areas during schooling. A social view of language provides a framework for considering the links between language and the social contexts in which it is used. We also emphasise students' own literacy skills in terms of academic essay writing and those text forms associated with emergent technologies.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 2
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceBathurst Campus
Session 3
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEL441
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 Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed skills as a critical practitioner
- demonstrate understanding of a social view of language
- have begun to use a metalanguage to discuss language choices
- demonstrate increasing multiliteracy skills
- demonstrate facility in digital literacies
- be able to apply action research and professional practice in identifying and investigating key issues in adolescent education.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- Language as social practice - Reading for information and understanding - Becoming multiliterate - Writing for learning and communication - Creative critical literacies - Literacy across the curriculum.


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.