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Literacy and Numeracy 5 to 8 years EPR301


¿Young children develop their abilities to communicate, make meaning, represent ideas, and problem-solve in many ways. Literacy development begins at birth, while mathematical thinking flourishes as they begin to explore their world. In this unit, you will explore how this learning continues in the early years of schooling. You will examine early reading, literacy and numeracy concepts and processes, and apply this knowledge to develop learning experiences suitable for diverse young learners. You will deepen your understanding about relevant national curricula (Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum) as well as draw on your own experience and growing understandings about literacy and numeracy to plan for vibrant and inclusive learning encounters in Prep-Yr 2.


Unit name Literacy and Numeracy 5 to 8 years
Unit code EPR301
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Frances Fan
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe Literacy and Numeracy experiences suitable for diverse young learners drawing on theories of learning.
  • Plan and design Literacy and Numeracy learning experiences based on relevant curricula and pedagogical approaches for diverse young learners.
  • Justify and analyse the ways in which young children develop and learn Literacy and Numeracy across curricula.
  • Use reflection as a basis for contemplating Literacy and Numeracy current, prior and future learning, and practice for diverse learners aged 5 – 8.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070103 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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AssessmentEssay (30%)|Case Study (35%)|Essay (35%)
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