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 Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed EEB438.

Assumed Knowledge

EEL120 and EEL320

Subject Relationships

EEB438 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss adult learning principles as they relate to the teaching of literacy;
  • be able to analyse, apply and evaluate the conceptual frameworks and theories underpinning adult literacy teaching;
  • be able to evaluate teaching approaches that support the development of participants' literacy skills and knowledge in authentic and relevant contexts;
  • be able to discuss the applicability of teaching approaches to specific needs, levels of literacy, learning styles, and the context of those participating in literacy provision;
  • be able to select from a range of learning resources to develop participants' literacy skills and knowledge;
  • be able to 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
  • be able to source and evaluate materials relevant to social and cultural needs of participants and evaluate effectiveness of teaching strategies used.


This 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


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.