EEB429 Issues of Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice in Adult and Vocational Education (8)

Through this subject, students will explore current issues in teaching literacy and numeracy in the adult and vocational educational contexts. The subject will examine a number of current theory and policy positions and their impact on teaching and learning practices.


Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB429. 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 articulate the issues associated with literacy and numeracy teaching practices within the adult and vocational education context;
  • be able to engage with different positions on literacy and numeracy education put forward in political and social debates around literacy education; and
  • be able to develop a theoretical framework for programming and teaching literacy and/or numeracy to diverse groups of learners.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Definitions of Literacy and Numeracy
  • Current debates around literacy and numeracy
  • Policy development and future directions
  • Current approaches to adult literacy and numeracy teaching
  • Programming and teaching literacy and/or numeracy to diverse groups of learners

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EEB429 in Session 2 2020. 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 %
Examine an issue
Drafting a tender

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.