Not currently offered
Course code

EDUC6250

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

In this course students will interrogate the role and value of English education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum; explore the specialised knowledge and skills of the English teacher, in particular, planning and programming; course and assessment requirements; and ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the Stage 4/5/6 English curriculum. Specific attention will also be given to Australian literature, and texts that give insights into Aboriginal and multicultural experience; as well as a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing.


Availability

Callaghan


    Learning outcomes

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

    1. Articulate and critically analyse the role and value of English education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.

    2. Develop and evaluate lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 4/5/6 English curriculum.

    3. Interpret and support the literacy and numeracy demands of English.

    4. Adapt and differentiate the curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the English classroom.

    5. Synthesise and generate a range of strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing.

    6. Select, interpret, analyse and discuss appropriate Australian literature, and texts that give insights into Aboriginal and multicultural experience.


    Content

    • The principles and practices of teaching and learning English in secondary schools.
    • The role and value of English education in contemporary society and the broader school curriculum.
    • Lesson planning and programming for Stage 4/5/6 English curriculum.
    • Course and assessment requirements of the Stage 4/5/6 English curriculum.
    • The literacy and numeracy demands of English as an area of study.
    • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing.
    • Differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse needs of learners in the English classroom.
    • Approaches for selecting and teaching Australian literature, and texts that give insights into Aboriginal and multicultural experience.

    Assessment items

    Written Assignment: Product of practice for Stage 4/5 English

    Project: Reflective Unit Plan


    Contact hours

    Callaghan

    Integrated Learning Session

    Online 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term

    Lecture

    Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term

    Tutorial

    Face to Face On Campus 16 hour(s) per Term Full Term

    The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.