Specialist Studies in English 2

Course code EDUC4090Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning senior English in New South Wales schools. Students will explore assessment and programming for Stage 6 English; course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for English; and current issues and trends related to the teaching of English in schools. Informed by the Stage 6 English Prescriptions, attention will also be given to the selection and teaching of appropriate fiction (including adolescent and young adult literature, poetry and drama) and non-literary (film, media and multimedia) texts.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
OurimbahSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:
1. develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 English, using a range of strategies, technologies and resources;
2. interpret the course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for English;
3. discuss current issues and trends related to the teaching of English in schools; and
4. select and teach appropriate fiction (including adolescent and young adult literature, poetry and drama) and non-literary (film, media and multimedia) texts for Stage 6 English.
Content* Lesson planning, programming and assessment for Stage 6 English.
* Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for English.
* Current issues and trends related to the teaching of English in schools.
* Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 English.
* Stage 6 English prescriptions and approaches to selecting and teaching appropriate fiction (including adolescent and young adult literature, poetry and drama) and non-literary (film, media and multimedia) texts.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesAssignment 1

1500 words or equivalent consisting of: (i) a 1000 word evaluation of student work samples from a Stage 6 English class. Each student will be required to assess and provide feedback on the work samples evaluated; (ii) a 500 word discussion of a current issue, trend or strategy related to teaching English and the feedback provided on the work samples.
ProjectsAssignment 2:

2500 words or equivalent consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 English Curriculum.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4090