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EDF2304 - Early literacy and numeracy 2

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader(s): Ms J Cheeseman (Peninsula)


Peninsula Second semester 2009 (Day)


This unit will build on students' understandings and skills developed in Early Literacy and Numeracy 1. Students will explore the importance of translating home and community learning into various institutional settings. The teaching of literacy and numeracy will be examined from a number of current theoretical perspectives, and students will be assisted to develop appropriate pedagogical practices that support children's learning.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand a number of interpretations of what constitutes literacy and numeracy;
  2. recognise how key mathematical and literate concepts are practiced in early learning settings such as homes, communities, child care, preschools and the early years of school;
  3. appreciate that literacy and numeracy learning occur in multiple contexts and in multiple ways; and
  4. identify and employ a range of pedagogical tools to support children's learning in literacy and numeracy.


Assessment task 1: Web page (2,000 words or equivalent, 50%)
Assessment task 2: Research paper (2,000 words, 50%)

Contact hours

3 contact hours per week, 9 hours private study including readings, completion of set tasks and self-directed learning.



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