ETL402 Literature Across the Curriculum (8)


This subject focuses on the role of the teacher librarian and the use of literature in education, particularly in enhancing student learning outcomes, long-term reading motivation and life-long learning. The subject examines important theory and research related to literature; the diversity of literature and multi-literate environments; and the impact of social and cultural influences on literature. This knowledge will be used to inform the creation of literature and reading experiences across the curriculum to demonstrate how school library services can enhance literature practices in the school community.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ETL402
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 Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed ETL411

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate a wide variety of literature, and apply such knowledge to the selection, appreciationand critical evaluation of literature in education
  • be able to analyse theory, research and models related to literature, and interpret the implications foreducation
  • be able to appreciate the role of multi-literacies, including visual literacy, in the context of literature ineducation
  • be able to predict and interpret social and cultural issues as they apply to the use of literature ineducation
  • be able to identify how digital environments diversify school student experiences with literature
  • be able to extend the role of the teacher librarian in promoting literature across the curriculum


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Diversity of children's literature
  • Research theories and models
  • Multi-literacies
  • Social and cultural influences
  • Literature and the digital experience
  • Literature and teacher librarianship


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.