Course Title: Literature in the Middle Years

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Literature in the Middle Years

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Aneta Renieris

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7930

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course focuses on expanding knowledge of literature and literacy in the primary to junior secondary years. Beginning from current research in understanding the needs of Middle Years students, the course explores which kinds of texts would best engage students who are often technologically sophisticated yet disconnected from schooling. The course looks at developing learners’ reading, writing and speaking capacities, underpinned by a sound of understanding of literacy theory. Attention will be given to deepening both students’ and learners’ writing and inferential reading strategies for literacy in the 21st century. You will engage in reading and writing and develop skills in critical interpretation of narrative.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  • Describe the nature of literacy practices and their relationship to sociocultural factors
  • Plan strategies and design curriculum to engage learners in challenging literacy tasks across a range of modes
  • Design and implement strategies for evaluating and assessing literacy
  • Develop and apply frameworks for critically interpreting narrative

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.

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