EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process (8)

This subject broadens 'what counts' as classroom writing. In learning situations today's youth represent meaning through designing, producing and presenting texts which thrive on technology use, creativity and social interaction. This subject challenges students to re-theorise writing as the multimodal writing process and to reconceptualise ICT as Interactive Creative Technologies. Students will design and produce multimodal texts as creative composition, as social learning and/or as representations of learning in classrooms. Further, the subject supports students to develop a theory of writing pedagogy which requires teachers to account for the collaborative, technological and social dimensions of constructing texts.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML436. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to improve teaching practice;
  • be able to apply theory and teaching practice;
  • be able to apply knowledge to individual workplaces;
  • be able to know multiliteracies;
  • be able to know emergent forms of literate practice; and
  • be able to understand the multi-modal writing process.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • a theory of multiliteracies;
  • changing learning practices-changing writing practices;
  • writing in a digital age; and
  • changing pedagogies-developing a new theory of writing.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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.