Specialist Studies in English 1

Course code EDUC2050Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course students will consider the role and value of English education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum; explore planning and programming for Stage 4/5 English curriculum; course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate for English; and ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the English classroom. Specific attention will also be given to Australian literature, and texts that give insights into Aboriginal and multicultural experience; as well as a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

1. Articulate the role and value of English education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
2. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5 English curriculum.
3. Support the literacy and numeracy demands of English.
4. Differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the English classroom.
5. Use a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing.
6. Select appropriate Australian literature, and texts that give insights into Aboriginal and multicultural experience.
Content* The principles and practices of teaching and learning English in secondary schools.
* The role and value of English education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
* Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5 English curriculum.
* Course and assessment requirements of the NSW School Certificate for English.
* The literacy and numeracy demands of English as an area of study.
* Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing.
* Differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the English classroom.
* Approaches for selecting and teaching Australian literature, and texts that give insights into Aboriginal and multicultural experience.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor Assignment = 40%: 2,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of an essay or other written task on pedagogical approaches for teaching English; or English curriculum analysis.
ProjectsMajor Assignment = 60%: 3,000 words or equivalent; Consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW English Curriculum Stage 4/5. This assignment will consist of multiple parts to the value indicated above.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Lecture: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 10 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC2050