Middle Years Literacy in and for the 21st Century

This short course seeks to offer practical insights into how meaningful Middle Years learning can be interwoven across literacy curriculum.

At the heart of a rapidly changing world in the early part of the 21st century is a literacy discourse that is evolving to reflect the ‘new’ ways we live, work and communicate.

Middle Years teachers are being charged with creating multi-modal and multi-literate literacy learning environments that seek to not only meaningfully engage students in literacy learning, but also prepare students for a world where the only certainty is that it will be very different from generations past.

The complexities of catering for individuals, meeting mandated benchmarks and equipping students with 21st century skills are challenging.

The practical insights of this course will be grounded in research understandings, offering a balance of theory and practice.

Topics covered

  • Writing in the middle years
  • Reading critically in the upper primary years
  • Reading with adolescents who are struggling
  • Multiliteracies in the middle years
  • Classroom principles and practice of EAL teaching
  • Oral language development and narrative skills in the middle years.

Course length

Two days of six hours per day.


$520 (inc GST)

Dates and venues

19 and 20 September 2019  (Wednesday and Thursday)
9am - 3:30pm
Clayton campus


No formal prerequisites. This course is designed for teachers who teach or are interested in Middle Years literacy learning.


Class participation. The presenter will identify a variety of practical tasks during the course.


The Faculty of Education, Monash University will issue you with a Certificate of Completion.

This course references the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 6.2, 6.3 & 6.4.


Dr Julie Faulkner