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Language and Literacy in Early Childhood - ECHX823

This unit will explore what language is and how it develops in early childhood from birth to eight years of age. The relationship between language, learning and culture will be investigated. Students will consider different definitions of literacy and examine how oral language in the early years of life relates to subsequent knowledge of written, visual and aural texts. Issues to be addressed include how to create a language and literacy rich environment and the central role of adults in supporting children's language and literacy development in a range of contexts.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Emilia Djonov

ECHX600 or ECEX600 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ECED823, ECED880, ECEX823
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Educational Studies

Faculty of Human Sciences

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