Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: English - 2018

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Unit summary

EDS121

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Essay (50%) , Report (50%)

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 820.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,070.00

Introduction to local and national perspectives on lower secondary curriculum. Critical analysis and evaluation of English documents. Curriculum planning processes. Micro-teaching- planning, teaching and evaluating lessons. Teaching for diversity of learners' needs.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critically analyse issues and processes in relation to English curriculum including local and national perspectives
  2. apply teaching strategies that support and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy development in this major teaching area
  3. evaluate a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform English Lower Secondary learning and teaching programs
  4. incorporate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to devise differentiated learning and teaching experiences that support and challenge all students in English in Lower Secondary
  5. employ discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan learning and teaching experiences with demonstrated impact in English in Lower Secondary.
  • Essay (50%)
  • Report (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft office, video creation & editing software

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Exploring the role of the English teacher; Exploring the 7-10 Lower Secondary English curriculum
2Teaching reading (expository texts); Examining critical literacy; Differentiation; Critically examining resources; Planning lessons
3Teaching reading (fiction); Examining critical literacy; Differentiation; Critically examining resources; Planning lessons
4Teaching viewing; Examining critical literacy; Differentiation; Critically examining resources; Planning lessons
5Teaching writing; Examining critical literacy; Differentiation; Critically examining resources; Planning lessons
6Teaching creative writing; Examining critical literacy; Differentiation; Critically examining resources; Planning lessons
7Examining formative assessments in Lower School English; The role of feedback; Examining the role of high stakes assessment such as NAPLAN and OLNA
8Examining summative assessments in Lower School English; The role of feedback; Examining the role of high stakes assessment such as NAPLAN and OLNA
9Digital Technologies
10Program development in Lower Secondary English; Classroom considerations
11Program development in Lower Secondary English; School and system consideration
12Program development in Lower Secondary English; Exploring Professional Association
13Review and Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • E-Portfolios
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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