Course Title: Planning for Literacy Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Planning for Literacy Development

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: June Frost

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6576

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course extends your knowledge about what constitutes language and literacy. It includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context. You will examine your powerful role as a researcher assessing literacy learning with one student in Prep – Year 6, and use data from peers’ research to plan for the literacy learning of a small group of learners. You will also learn what literature you can draw upon in planning for literacy with current government initiatives in Victoria and programs across Australia as guides.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Extend knowledge and critical assessment of contemporary issues and current programs in literacy
  • Evaluate and compare suitable teaching strategies for literacy learning, curriculum materials and assessment practices for a range of teaching contexts
  • Apply research skills to analysing a child’s literacy and to theories underpinning contemporary approaches to language and literacy education, in particular, reading and writing;
  • Assess the impact that information communication technology (ICT) has on literacy learning; fundamental research and critical literacy skills in processing information.

You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in education
  • Professionally communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences, as producers and consumers of knowledge, about philosophical and pedagogical propositions, processes and outcomes
  • Engage with complex bodies of knowledge and multiple professional skills in order to contribute to your professional identity and career within contemporary contexts

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

AT1: Learning needs assessment and reporting 50% CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

AT2: Learning plan 50% CLO 1, 2, 3, 4

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc