ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning (8)

Graduate teachers need to know and understand literacy teaching strategies that are particular to their content area and the stage of learning of their students. This subject addresses knowledge and application of those strategies in the middle years of schooling. The subject is informed by (1) theoretical perspectives on teaching literacies in content areas and (2) contemporary approaches to teaching literacies in the middle years. The subject encompasses practical strategies for literacy learning and use, especially in relation to written, spoken and visual texts that are subject-specific. Strategies include practices with digital technologies and texts.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ELN402. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Students who have completed EEL441 should not enrol in ELN402

Assumed Knowledge

EML441 or EMH441 or EMM441 or EMR441 or EMS441 or EMT445  

Subject Relationships

EEL441 Shares similar content
ELN501 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to know the subject-specific literacy practices of their teaching areas
  • be able to employ a range of strategies for literacy instruction
  • be able to know how to sequence strategies to scaffold effective literacy
  • be able to be confident to teach about texts and their use to the diversity of students
  • be able to articulate how strategies can be used for assessment
  • be able to have facility with using digital technologies for literacy development


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Teaching Literacies
  • Frameworks for Curriculum Literacies
  • Sociocultural perspective
  • Strategies for Reading and Viewing
  • Strategies for Teaching Text Construction
  • Curriculum Literacy through Talk
  • Selecting and Incorporating Strategies
  • Strategies for Assessment of Curriculum Literacies
  • Digital Practices


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.