Specialist Studies in English 2

Description

This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning senior English in New South Wales schools. Students will explore assessment and programming for Stage 6 English; course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for English; and current issues and trends related to the teaching of English in schools. Informed by the Stage 6 English Prescriptions, attention will also be given to the selection and teaching of appropriate fiction (including adolescent and young adult literature, poetry and drama) and non-literary (film, media and multimedia) texts.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 English, using a range of strategies, technologies and resources;

2. Interpret the course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for English;

3. Discuss current issues and trends related to the teaching of English in schools; and

4. Select and teach appropriate fiction (including adolescent and young adult literature, poetry and drama) and non-literary (film, media and multimedia) texts for Stage 6 English.

Content

  • Lesson planning, programming and assessment for Stage 6 English.
  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for English.
  • Current issues and trends related to the teaching of English in schools.
  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 English.
  • Stage 6 English prescriptions and approaches to selecting and teaching appropriate fiction (including adolescent and young adult literature, poetry and drama) and non-literary (film, media and multimedia) texts.

Requisites

To enrol in this course, students must meet the teacher education admission milestones, if commencing a teaching program from commencement of 2016.

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 - BOSTES approved comparable pathways or - Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assessment Items

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

Project: Projects

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 6 hour(s) per Term

Integrated Learning will typically consist of a series of online activities.

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks