K-6 English

Course code EDUC6738
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

In this course students will explore the NSW K-6 English curriculum and 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 (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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

5. Navigate the content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 English curriculum.

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.

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

Assessment Items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

Project: Literacy Program and Group Presentation

Formal Examination: Exam

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 46 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Integrated Learning may be offered face-to-face, on-line, or a combination of both and may include scheduled periods of self-directed learning.

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 Weeks