Subject details

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

  1. generate a philosophy for teaching English
  2. interpret English Curricula for authentic and multimodal classroom application
  3. integrate teaching, assessment, feedback and reporting for student learning
  4. create a plan for inclusive inquiry based safe, equal and equitable learning environment and experiences.
  • Topics
    • Purpose of literacies
    • Introduction to the approaches to literacies pedagogies
    • Didactic literacy teaching
    • Authentic literacy teaching
    • Functional literacy teaching
    • Critical literacy teaching
    • Multimodal ways to make meaning
    • Thinking and Learning Strategies
    • Reviewing and Using Assessment Data
    • Creating Assessments
    • Differentiation
    • Building a Teaching Philosophy
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Wikis
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


You don't have to enrol in this subject if you have completed EDP335 Literacy Education as they are considered equivalents.

Special requirements

No special requirements

An inquiry approach to interpretation and critique of curricula and pedagogical materials is employed to plan for teaching, assessment, feedback and reporting on the English literacy learning of primary school children. Planning integration of English across the primary school curriculum is promoted within the context of safe, equal and equitable learning environments. Short and long term teaching and learning plans are developed which demonstrate English curriculum content knowledge and effective instructional approaches. The plan includes an individual, professional English teaching philosophy which demonstrates knowledge of learners and learning.

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  • Assignment 1 - Exercises (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (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

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