Extended Studies in English 2

Course code EDUC4091Units 10Level 4000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

In this course, students will explore the ways in which English, specifically as literature, language and media, operates across the curriculum, and intersects with current issues, ideas, strategies and initiatives. The course will explore philosophies for teaching English, and will emphasise the need for English teachers to guide the decisions they make when teaching English with an informed consideration of research and literature in the field. As a part of the course assessment, students will be provided with the opportunity to contribute a scholarly piece of writing to the professional community of English teachers.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

* Discuss the ways in which English, specifically as literature, language and media, operates across the curriculum, and intersects with current issues, ideas, strategies and initiatives.
* Articulate their philosophy of English teaching.
* Engage in research-informed decision making when teaching English, or designing English programs, lessons and assessment tasks.
* Contribute to the professional discourse of English teaching.
Content* English and its role across the curriculum.
* English as literature, language and media.
* Current issues, ideas, strategies and initiatives related to English teaching.
* English curriculum theory.
* Philosophies of English teaching.
* Scholarly writing and the professional discourse of English teaching.
Replacing Course(s)N/A
TransitionN/A
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Seminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsStudents will produce approximately 5000 words in assessment activities. Assessment options will include the submission of an article, program or review to an English teaching journal or association publication.
Contact HoursSeminar: for 8 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term