EEB438 Teaching Literacy in Adult and Vocational Education (8)

This subject covers skills and knowledge required to analyse and apply effective adult literacy teaching practices to meet the needs of learners in adult and vocational education contexts. Students will explore and critically analyse adult literacy theories and apply these theories through the development of teaching strategies relevant to their practice and their particular adult and vocational education context.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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

Not available to students who have completed EEB311.

Assumed Knowledge

EEL445 and EEL418

Subject Relationships
EEB311 Paired Subject
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Apply adult learning principles to the teaching of adult literacy;
  • Analyse, apply and critically evaluate the conceptual frameworks and theories underpinning adult literacy teaching;
  • Critically evaluate teaching approaches that support the development of students' literacy skills and knowledge in authentic and relevant contexts;
  • Determine the applicability of teaching approaches to specific needs, levels of literacy, learning styles, and contexts of those participating in literacy provision;
  • Select, develop and/or adapt effective learning resources to meet students' literacy needs;
  • Identify learning resources (from traditional and new and emerging technologies) that link to literacy learning outcomes and promote learner engagement with tasks and activities;
  • Source and evaluate materials relevant to social and cultural needs of students; and
  • Critically analyse and evaluate effectiveness of teaching strategies.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Theoretical frameworks for literacy teaching.
  • Pedagogies for literacy teaching in Adult and Vocational Education.
  • Approaches to literacy teaching in Adult and Vocational Education.
  • Adult literacy resources.
  • Strategies for teaching literacy skills.
  • Analysis of students' literacy needs.
  • Matching strategies and resources to student needs through students' needs.
  • Assessment in adult literacy teaching.
  • Critical analysis and evaluation of approaches to literacy teaching.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.