This course provides Education Support Staff, parents and classroom helpers with practical strategies that support learning for primary school students who are struggling with literacy. It gives you an understanding of the literacy methodologies used in classrooms.
- Effective evidence-based methodologies
- How children learn language and the importance of ‘Talk’
- Why children fail to learn to read
- Ways to help children with spelling difficulties
- How to learn to read effectively
- Specific strategies to support the development of comprehension
- Specific strategies to support the development of writing
- Multi-sensory approaches to literacy education
- Hands on, interactive and fun-learning experiences to support spelling, reading, writing and comprehension development
- Useful resources for literacy development
Delivery is over fifteen hours.
Dates and venues
2 days and 1 evening (Wednesdays)
12 February (9am – 3.30pm)
19 February (9am – 3.30pm)
26 February (5.30 – 8.30pm)
1 day and 3 evenings (Wednesdays)
5 March (9am – 3.30pm)
12 March (5.30 – 8.30pm)
19 March (5.30 – 8.30pm)
26 March (5.30 – 8.30pm)
Application form (pdf | doc)
There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, you must possess a satisfactory level of spoken and written English.
Practical tasks will be identified during the course.
You will receive with a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.
Ph: +61 3 9905 2700
Ph: +61 3 9905 2911
Fax: +61 3 9905 2621
Engagement and Partnerships Office
Faculty of Education
Building 6, Clayton campus
Level 2, Room 210
Victoria Australia 3800
“[The course] was very beneficial, especially to those who are new to working in the school environment.”
- Lidia Calleja
“This course has provided me with excellent literacy strategies that I can now implement in my work within the primary school. It is very beneficial to anyone working/intending on working in primary schools”
- Jessica Cremona
“Excellent. [The course] has provided me with excellent resources and strategies to try within the classroom. Loved the whole group discussions and sharing of ideas.”
- Anita Cochrane