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We are renowned for providing excellent courses in literacy and numeracy education for pre-service and post-graduate teachers.

Our undergraduate courses provide opportunities for students to work with lecturers in clinical settings in order to develop your expertise in teaching children with literacy and numeracy difficulties.

The expertise developed by ECU researchers through the National Language and Literacy Projects in which they have worked, is included in the undergraduate and post graduate courses offered at ECU. For instance, video resources provided by the In Teachers Hands project is used widely to develop an understanding of expert teachers at work. Case studies from the Mapping the Territory and 100 Children Go to School and 100 Children turn 10 projects are used in the teaching of both literacy and numeracy units in pre-service primary and early years courses and the Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Difficulties) and the Graduate Certificate in Education (Language and Literacy Education).

The Primary Connections Trial Research report is also used in the teaching of primary, and secondary teachers.

Literacy and numeracy

Student learning opportunities, assessments and clinical practice are available in the following areas:


School-based clinics:

School-based clinics operate from Perth metropolitan primary schools. Fourth year students from the B.Ed Early Childhood, Primary and Kindergarten through Primary programs, under supervision from staff from the Fogarty Learning Centre, work one-on-one with children experiencing literacy difficulties.

On-site clinic:

An on-site clinic operates out of the Fogarty Learning Centre on the Joondalup Campus. Pre-service teachers work with children from primary schools in the Joondalup area who are given the opportunity to participate in programs for children with literacy difficulties.


Preservice teachers, under the supervision of Fogarty Learning Centre staff, are provided with the opportunity to investigate the development of numeracy through working with children experiencing numeracy learning difficulties.

Professional Learning - Linking teaching and research

The Fogarty Centre hosts a series of research seminars, visiting scholars and public lectures. The seminars showcase the significant contribution Fogarty researchers have made to National Research Projects over the past two years.

The Fogarty Learning Centre supports applications for visiting scholars. Applications are called for once a semester. The Centre also provides funding for small grants. Applications are called for on an annual basis.

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