ETL402 Literature Across the Curriculum (8)

This subject focuses on the role of the teacher librarian and the use of literature in education, particularly in enhancing student learning outcomes, long-term reading motivation and life-long learning. The subject examines important theory and research related to literature; the diversity of literature and multi-literate environments; and the impact of social and cultural influences on literature. This knowledge will be used to inform the creation of literature and reading experiences across the curriculum to demonstrate how school library services can enhance literature practices in the school community.


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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ETL402. 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 Information and Communication Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate a wide variety of literature, and apply such knowledge to the selection, appreciationand critical evaluation of literature in education;
  • be able to analyse theory, research and models related to literature, and interpret the implications for education;
  • be able to appreciate the role of multi-literacies, including visual literacy, in the context of literature in education;
  • be able to predict and interpret social and cultural issues as they apply to the use of literature in education;
  • be able to identify how digital environments diversify school student experiences with literature; and
  • be able to extend the role of the teacher librarian in promoting literature across the curriculum.


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Diversity of children's literature
  • Research theories and models
  • Multi-literacies
  • Social and cultural influences
  • Literature and the digital experience
  • Literature and teacher librarianship

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ETL402 in Session 3 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Rationale for fiction
Literary learning program and reflective practice

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.