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EDV3551 Vocational and Workplace Literacies

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education


This course will develop awareness and understanding of the scope and depth of literacy skills that impact on learning and work in contemporary society. It considers current literature on the nature and impact of literacy demands on learners and workers and identifies the issues involved in the context of today?s complex and diverse learning and work contexts. Skills will be developed in the analysis of literacy competencies that underpin relevant jobs and identification of how they are reflected in industry training packages. The focus includes providing teachers/trainers with the knowledge and skill to particularly plan for and support the English language, literacy, numeracy(LLN), English as a second language (ESL) and information communications technologies (ITC) needs of learners in vocational and workplace environments; implement workplace literacy audits; and develop effective strategies for teaching and assessment as well as program evaluation and review. The course assessment allows for some flexibility to accommodate the wide range of teaching and training contexts in which students in the course may be involved. Assessment allows students to link their project work to their particular education or work environment.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 Online