Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: English - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Assessment: Case Study (50%) , Report (50%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach the Upper Secondary English curriculum. The focus of the unit is on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, assessment, reporting, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Upper Secondary English. The unit examines moderation, the provision of feedback and responding to individual student needs.

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

  1. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to evaluate and refine teaching programs to enhance student learning in Upper Secondary English
  2. interpret assessment data to provide feedback and inform teaching and learning in Upper Secondary English
  3. establish robust practices for the recording and reporting of student achievement in Upper Secondary English to educational stakeholders
  4. use contemporary research-based knowledge and understanding of Upper Secondary English curriculum to create learning plans to meet diverse needs of students
  5. generate assessment strategies to monitor, measure and make consistent and comparable judgements of student learning in Upper Secondary English.
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Report (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Access to Microsoft Office or a unit approved alternative, access to video creation and 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.

1Whole upper secondary English course overview - Exploring all Upper School English Courses
2Exploring all Upper School Literature Courses
3Assessment: types, design and feedback
4Assessment: moderation, reporting and exams
5Novel study - Point of view
6Expository texts - Workplace texts
7Viewing in the English Course - Stills, Feature Film and Documentary, Catering for Diverse learners in Yr 11 & 12
8Drama in the English course - Catering for Diverse learners in Yr 11 & 12
9Poetry in the English course - Catering for Diverse learners in Yr 11 & 12
10Writing in the English course - Catering for Diverse learners in Yr 11 & 12
11Creative writing in the English course - Everyday texts; Multimodal, digital/online and hybrid texts, Context, audience and purpose.
12National and Local Curriculum Upper Secondary English exams and revision techniques
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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