K-6 English

Course code EDUC1738Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students will explore the NSW K-6 English curriculum incorporating the Australian Curriculum; strategies and resources for programming, teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing; ways of differentiating curriculum; the role and value of English in the broader school curriculum; the place of English in the K-12 English continuum including language development 0 - 12 years and particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 English; and the relationship between English, literacy and numeracy. Students will analyse student work samples to identify areas of literacy need; and learn how to provide accurate written and oral feedback for students in relation to their literacy development.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 English (including strategies for programming, assessing, reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing);
2. discuss the role and value of English in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 English continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 English);
3. employ the functional view of language and identify its implications for teaching and learning English;
4. articulate the processes of literacy and language development (0-12 years of age);
5. navigate the content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 English curriculum incorporating the Australian Curriculum; and
6. differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse literacy needs of learners.
Content- Principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 English (including strategies for programming, teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing).
- The role and value of English in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 English continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 English).
- The functional view of language and identify its implications for literacy instruction (including the relationship between audience, purpose and the grammatical choices made within texts, resulting in different registers and genres).
- The processes of literacy and language development.
- The content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 English curriculum.
- Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse literacy needs of learners.
Replacing Course(s)EDUC2030 Teaching and Learning in English K-6
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Case StudiesAssignment 1: Individual assignment based on a children’s literature author
Other: (please specify)Assignment 2: Group writing task with individual component and reflection on group roles
Quiz - ClassIn-Class Tests-Complete a series of quizzes based on theory and/or practical components of K-6 English course
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is limited to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Arts
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC1738