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Unit Code
Unit Title
ELT501 Foundations of University Learning and Teaching
ELT502 Enhancing Professional Practice in Uni. Learning & Teaching
ELT503 Innovation and Leadership in University Learning and Teaching
ELT504 University Learning and Teaching Development Project
ELT505 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
EMT502 Foundations of Teaching
EMT504 Human Development in Educational Contexts
EMT507 Planning for Positive Behaviour
EMT508 Teacher as Planner Assessor & Reporter
EMT510 Foundations of Literacy: Processes & Practices
EMT511 Foundations of Literacy: Teaching & Reading
EMT515 Secondary English-Literacy: Understanding the Curriculum
EMT517 Language Teaching Methodologies: Languages (LOTE) / TESOL
EMT520 Personal and Professional Numeracy
EMT525 Teaching the 7-12 Mathematics Curriculum
EMT527 Teaching the 7-9 Mathematics Curriculum
EMT530 Introduction to Secondary Science Education
EMT540 Introduction to Society and Environment
EMT550 Introduction to Visual Arts in the Secondary Curriculum
EMT555 Introduction to Music Education
EMT560 Introduction to Secondary Drama Curriculum
EMT565 Introduction to Multimedia in Secondary Education
EMT570 Computer Aided Design 2D & 3D
EMT571 Couture: Old Pieces and the Shock of the New
EMT572 Nutrition and Food
(Not Offered 2012)
EMT573 Wood Design
EMT580 Introduction to Secondary Information Technology Curriculum
EMT585 Health & Physical Activity
(Not Offered 2012)
EMT592 Primary Science & Technology Education
EMT593 Society and Environment
ESG502 Authentic E-Learning Pedagogies
(Not Offered 2012)

2014 EMT511 Foundations of Literacy: Teaching & Reading

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: No

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Minimum enrolment number of 12 apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
EMT511 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 H On Campus 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 I Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 L Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 N Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 O Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Sem 1 W Distance 24-FEB-2014 23-MAR-2014 14-APR-2014 30-MAY-2014
Spring H Distance Offering in H 01-NOV-2014 15-DEC-2014 29-DEC-2014 14-FEB-2015

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

About Census Dates


This unit adopts a sociocultural approach to language and literacy and recognises their centrality to learning processes. Links will be made to students' own literacy capacities, and how these were acquired. This learning will be related to current theories of language development and acquisition, and their impact on teaching and learning.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


Planning using texts (50%) Discussion Board (50%)


Face to face: Online lectures, 2 hrs tutorial x 13 weeks.

Online: Fully online with weekly readings and activities

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - L,W,I,N,O
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - L,H,W,I,N,O
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options

Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Information about any textbook requirements for Semester (Spring) will be available from mid July 2014


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Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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