Giving you contemporary in-depth knowledge of literacy policy, theory and curriculum, this specialisation prepares you to lead schools and students in all facets of literacy development, from early years to adulthood.
You’ll gain a multifaceted view of contemporary literacy in schools and society through the study of subjects focused on policy, multimodal texts, reading, viewing and writing. With a comprehensive understanding of literacy as social practice, you’ll be equipped with the latest evidence-based research in language and literacy teaching to support a diverse range of learner abilities and needs.
Balance work, life and study
The flexible delivery mode of the subjects, which includes on-campus workshops and online participation, makes it easier to study while working or caring for family. In addition, blended learning options make it easier for regional students to participate.
Please note: this specialisation is available within the Master of Education, and is not a separate course. The regular Master of Education CRICOS code applies.
Intended learning outcomesOn completion of this specialisation, students should be able to:
- Conceptualise 21st Century literacies as social practices requiring a broad repertoire of knowledge, skills, strategies and understandings;
- Understand key debates impacting on the teaching of language and literacy in schools;
- Understand the development of language and literacy from birth to adulthood;
- Understand the fundamental importance of language and literacy in schooling across the curriculum;
- Utilise clinical approaches to teaching language and literacy which reflect diverse learners' needs, interests and abilities;
- Embed critical and creative pedagogies and practices in their language and literacy teaching;
- Plan and evaluate language and literacy teaching drawing on contemporary research, theory and scholarship;
- Demonstrate characteristics of educators working at Lead level of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers evidenced by the capacity for literacy leadership in their workplace.
Last updated: 2 February 2023