EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process (8)

This subject broadens 'what counts' as classroom writing. In learning situations today's youth represent meaning through designing, producing and presenting texts which thrive on technology use, creativity and social interaction. This subject challenges students to re-theorise writing as the multimodal writing process and to reconceptualise ICT as Interactive Creative Technologies. Students will design and produce multimodal texts as creative composition, as social learning and/or as representations of learning in classrooms. Further, the subject supports students to develop a theory of writing pedagogy which requires teachers to account for the collaborative, technological and social dimensions of constructing texts.


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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML436. 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 improve teaching practice;
  • be able to apply theory and teaching practice;
  • be able to apply knowledge to individual workplaces;
  • be able to know multiliteracies;
  • be able to know emergent forms of literate practice; and
  • be able to understand the multi-modal writing process.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • a theory of multiliteracies;
  • changing learning practices-changing writing practices;
  • writing in a digital age; and
  • changing pedagogies-developing a new theory of writing.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EML436 in Session 3 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 %
Multimodal resource (assessment 1a)
Reflective discussion (assessment 1b)
Multimodality and unit of work (assessment 2)

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.