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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Exploring the role of the English teacher - Exploring the 7-10 Lower Secondary English curriculum
    • Teaching reading (expository texts) - Examining critical literacy, Differentiation, Critically examining resources & Planning lessons
    • Teaching reading (fiction) - Examining critical literacy, Differentiation, Critically examining resources & Planning lessons
    • Teaching viewing - Examining critical literacy, Differentiation, Critically examining resources & Planning lessons
    • Teaching writing
    • Teaching creative writing - Examining critical literacy, Differentiation, Critically examining resources & Planning lessons
    • Examining formative assessments in Lower School English
    • Examining summative assessments in Lower School English
    • Digital Technologies
    • Program development in Lower Secondary English - Classroom considerations
    • Program development in Lower Secondary English - School and system considerations
    • Program development in Lower Secondary English - Exploring Professional Associations
    • Review and Reflection - Exploring Professional Associations & Unit reflection
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. establish critical and reflective practice in Lower Secondary English based on local, national and international research
  2. evaluate teaching strategies that support and enhance students’ literacy and numeracy development
  3. appraise a range of resources, including technologies, and make appropriate selections to inform Lower Secondary English teaching programs
  4. integrate knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to develop differentiated teaching and learning experiences that support and challenge all students in Lower Secondary English
  5. apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts to plan, deliver and evaluate teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact in Lower Secondary English.
  • Assignment 1 - Essay (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed to prepare pre-service Lower Secondary English teachers. Focus will be on curriculum planning, teaching strategies, evaluation, resources, the demonstration of positive impact on student learning and research relating to Lower Secondary English. Teaching and learning practices to support and challenge a diverse student cohort are explored.

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