Courses & Units

Foundations of Literacy: Processes & Practices EMT510



Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies 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.


This unit adopts a sociocultural approach to language and literacy and recognises their centrality to learning processes. This learning will be related to current theories of literacy and the way literacy is embedded across the Australian Curriculum. Students will be exposed to ways their teaching practices can facilitate enriching literacy development opportunities within their subject specialty


Unit name Foundations of Literacy: Processes & Practices
Unit code EMT510
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Teaching staff

Dr Joanne Jones

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2016 23/3/2016 11/4/2016 27/5/2016
Spring school (extended) 31/10/2016 23/11/2016 22/12/2016 13/2/2017

* 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 2016 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2016 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,857.00 070103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Face to face: Online lectures, 2 hrs tutorial weekly
Online: fully online with weekly readings and activities


100% Internal assessment

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment



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