The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC2748

Units

10 units

Level

2000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides an introduction to teaching and learning in English in K-6 contexts with a focus on children's reception, interpretation and interdependency of verbal, textual and visual literacies. Students will explore the NSW English K-6 syllabus incorporating the Australian Curriculum and the role and value of English in the broader school curriculum.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC1738. Students who have successfully completed EDUC1738 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC2748.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the development of children's reception, interpretation and interdependency of verbal, textual and visual literacies;

2. Consider children's home and community literacy practices as a foundation for learning in K-6 contexts;

3. Value children's literature as a context for teaching and learning in English;

4. Appreciate the role and value of English in the broader school curriculum;

5. Understand and use the NSW English K-6 syllabus incorporating the Australian Curriculum (2012) to plan for learning and teaching in all aspects of literacy.


Content

  1. Theory, concepts and key stages related to the acquisition of knowledge and skills in the reception, interpretation and interdependency of verbal, textual and visual literacies.
  2. The role and value of English in the broader school curriculum.
  3. The place of English in the K-12 English continuum.
  4. English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).
  5. The impact of home and community literacy practices.
  6. Children's literature as a context for literacy learning and teaching.
  7. Principles and practices of teaching and learning of verbal literacy (speaking and listening).
  8. Principles and practices of teaching and learning of reading including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency vocabulary knowledge and text comprehension, concepts of print, grammar.
  9. Strategies for assessing and reporting aspects of reading.
  10. NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum: English K-10

Requisite

For students who commenced in the program in 2016 onwards, enrolment in this course is dependent on successful completion of the teacher education admission milestone:

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UON courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways.

If you have successfully completed EDUC1738 you cannot enrol in this course.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Scenario/PBL Exercises


Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks