Early Childhood Literacies

10 Units

Young children’s worlds involve communication through multiple literacies. This course will explore current frameworks, pedagogies, and technologies to support the development of multiple literacies through Early Childhood education. Students will have the opportunity to explore contemporary issues in Early Childhood literacy learning, and apply their understanding in the development of a multimodal Early Childhood literacy curriculum.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Discuss and apply current pedagogical frameworks for multiple literacies in Early Childhood;
  2. Critically engage with current issues in Early Childhood literacy education;
  3. Critically examine literacy curriculum for young children; and
  4. Evaluate technologies for literacy learning in the early Childhood context.

The following list indicates indicative course content:

  • Pedagogical frameworks for developing multiple literacies
  • Children as symbol users and communicators
  • Children’s contextual literacies
  • Multimodal literacies and young children
  • Evaluation of technologies for literacy learning
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assessment 1
  • Written Assignment: Assessment 2

Contact Hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 26 hour(s) per Term Full Term
Students will work online

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6511
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