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.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineWagga 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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Assumed Knowledge

EML441 or EMH441 or EMM441 or EMR441 or EMS441 or EMT445  

Enrolment restrictions

Students who have completed EEL441 should not enrol in ELN402
Incompatible subject(s)

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 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 be able to articulate how strategies can be used for assessment
  • be able to have facility with using digital technologies for literacy development


The 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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.