K-6 English

Course code EDUC6738Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

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.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, students will have the capacity 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.
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.
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Integrated Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Examination: FormalFormal exam covering all materials presented in lectures, tutorials and course readings
Case Scenario/PBL exercisesWritten task on a child's language and literacy development including analysis of running records
Presentations - GroupLesson Plan: Construct a series of lessons to support the student's development of skills, knowledge and understanding.
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 46 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6738