The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

EDUC3748

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides a coherent understanding of teaching and learning in English in K-6 contexts with a focus on children¿s productive literacies and the differentiation of literacy skill development for specific learning needs. 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 2 - 2020

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Use the NSW English K-6 syllabus incorporating the Australian Curriculum (2012 to plan a writing program integrating outcome and content from other NSW Key Learning Areas;

2. Demonstrate the use of electronic media as a pedagogical tool;

3. Analyse individual data to develop a personalised learning plan in literacy;

4. Demonstrate understanding of contemporary approaches to differentiation and personalised learning strategies;

5. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the NSW English K-6 syllabus incorporating the Australian Curriculum (2012) with a focus on assessment and reporting;

6. Develop units of work for diverse K-6 contexts, demonstrating an understanding of the legal and ethical considerations for teaching English as an Additional Language or Dialect and supporting students with learning difficulties.


Content

  1. Theory, concepts and key stages related to the acquisition of skills in writing and visual literacy.
  2. Research evidence related to acquisition and teaching of productive literacies - writing and visual literacy.
  3. Principles and practices of teaching and learning English and in particular the teaching and learning of writing and the impact of electronic multimedia.
  4. Models of pedagogy and strategies for teaching and assessing in receptive literacies particularly in writing including instruction on how to teach concepts of print, text types and grammars, punctuation, spelling and handwriting.
  5. Role and value of English in the broader school curriculum and the integration of literacy skill development across other syllabus areas.
  6. Strategies for assessing in receptive literacies particularly in writing including instruction on how to teach concepts of print, grammar, punctuation, spelling and handwriting.
  7. Analysis and interpretation of individual student literacy data and development of  Personal Learning Plans in literacy and incorporation of PLPs in class literacy planning
  8. Digital, visual and media literacy concepts and principles
  9. The role of technology in knowledge construction and communication. 
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of ways to communicate with parents/carers and stakeholders, particularly in diverse and challenging environments

Requisites

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.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

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

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016


Assessment items

Presentation: Oral ICT Presentation

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Studies


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 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks