Course Title: Teaching Writing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching Writing

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018


Brunswick Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Jan Senior

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7808

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of the Year 1 Literacy course (TCHE2452 or TCHE2461)

Course Description

In this course you will develop the necessary knowledge and skills to teach writing to consolidate and extend your students’ literate and writing practices in the primary school. You will be introduced to theoretical frameworks that inform the teaching of writing and consolidate your knowledge about the interrelationship between writing and reading. Through experiential learning of authoring and illustrating a text you will identify the constructedness of texts and the implications this has for developing effective strategies and skills to support writing development in the primary classroom.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Your learning in this course is focused on development of the following program level capabilities.

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.
  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Apply initiative and judgment in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.

At the conclusion of this course you will be assessed on the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe relevant contemporary writing theories and practices and the development of writing
  • Develop and design writing strategies for primary writers
  • Discuss and analyse the interrelationship between reading and writing
  • Apply skills in conferencing the authorial and secretarial roles of writing
  • Reflect on and apply more effective personal literate practices.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in a range of activities including theory, task analysis and practical skill building and will involve discussions of readings, lectures, debates, hands on literacy activities, use of multimedia resources, library skills and study skills workshops.

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.

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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1