Subject details

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

  1. analyse the key theories of English pedagogies
  2. research assessment, feedback and reporting of English learning for diverse learners
  3. select and evaluate English Curricula and pedagogies for authentic, multimodal and integrated classroom application
  4. design and create an integrated cross curriculum, multiliteracies plan for teaching English which caters for diverse learners.
    • 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

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Chat Rooms
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

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

CUR-EDC231-Teaching Language and Literacy in Junior Primary , or CUR-EDC235-Teaching Language, Literacy and Literature in Junior Primary


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

This subject was previously known as Pedagogies and Planning for English.

This subject introduces key theories behind English literacy pedagogies for teaching, assessment, feedback and reporting for middle and upper years of primary school. Students will use data to create integrated plans across key primary curriculum which demonstrates their knowledge of content and effective instructional approaches for diverse groups of learners. Planning will also take into account students with additional needs and offer extension to gifted and talented students.

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  • Essay (50%)
  • Exercise (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

Textbook information is pending.

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