English Pedagogy in the Primary Curriculum
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, content and structure of English teaching, how students learn in the English classroom, and how physical, social and intellectual development interact with learning (GTSD 1.1.1, 2.1.1);
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn in the English classroom, awareness of key professional English associations that can be accessed for this knowledge, e.g., ALEA (Australian Literacy Educators' Association) and PETAA (Primary English Teaching Association Australia) and the importance for student learning (GTSD 1.2.1, 6.2.1, 6.4.1);
- select and organise a range of English teaching content into an effective and engaging learning and teaching and lesson plan sequence, using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting, student learning and effective strategies for teaching writing as represented in English (GTSD 2.2.1, 2.3.1, 3.2.1);
- demonstrate knowledge of teaching strategies for students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, including students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, as well as strategies that differentiate teaching to meet the specific needs of students across the full range of abilities (GTSD 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 1.5.1);
- demonstrate understanding of a range of English assessment strategies, and knowledge of the design of English assessment tasks and how they are embedded into learning sequences and lesson plans and linked to curriculum and syllabus outcomes (GTSD 2.3.1, 5.1.1, 6.2.1); and
- demonstrate understanding of literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application in teaching English and language (GTSD 2.5.1).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education Primary
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Literacy is one of the most important skill sets for learning in the primary classroom. As a teacher, having a deep understanding of the English language together with how students learn in the classroom, is essential to your future as an effective primary school educator. You will be given a framework for talking and thinking about the teaching of language, literature and literacy. You will also develop strategies for supporting student achievement in the receptive and productive modes: speaking and listening; reading and viewing; and writing and creating. This subject will examine a range of documents to develop your understanding of how English is taught in primary schools. This includes the Australian Curriculum: English and the NSW English K-10 Syllabus and support documents. Learn how to plan lessons and units of study for your students; how to link them directly to curriculum outcomes, and how to evaluate your lessons.
Assessment 1 Written Task: 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 6 Assessment 2 Portfolio: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 3-6 Assessment 3 Online Quiz: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6
- Assessment 1 Written Task (30%)
- Assessment 2 Portfolio (50%)
- Assessment 3 Online Quiz (20%)