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Undergraduate | UNE-EDEE212-2023

English Teaching: Focus on Reading and Viewing

Study method

100% online


100% online

Entry requirements

Part of a degree


16 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 June 2023

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About this subject

What you'll learn

Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the central concepts and modes of inquiry relating to theories of reading and viewing (GTSD 2.1.1);
  2. demonstrate research-based knowledge of reading pedagogy including approaches for diagnostic assessment and strategies for teaching reading to students with a range of needs and backgrounds and how physical, social and intellectual development interacts with learning (GTSD 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1);
  3. plan, design and implement a sequence of engaging reading lessons addressing relevant syllabus outcomes (GTSD 2.3.1, 3.2.1);
  4. demonstrate knowledge of the key strategies used to analyse student needs and to assess student achievement in reading and viewing (GTSD 5.1.1); and
  5. 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.
  • Understanding how children learn to read is critical for teachers of English in primary school classrooms. In this subject you will be introduced to reading pedagogy across all Primary key-learning areas. Through discussion and reflection, you will gain a strong foundation in professional knowledge about reading that you can extend during professional experience as you develop confidence and competence as a teacher. You will examine how children learn to read print based, digital and multimodal texts, and how you can best teach children to learn to read. You will investigate the demands of reading and viewing with particular reference to the Australian Curriculum: English and the NSW English K-10 Syllabus (or state equivalent) and support documents.

  • Assessment 1: 1500 words. Assessment Notes: Analytical Reading Task. Relates to GTSD: 2.1.1, 2.3.1, 3.2.1, 5.1.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4; Assessment 2: 500 words equivalent. Assessment Notes: Online Quiz. Relates to GTSD: 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 5.1.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4; Assessment 3: 2000 words. Assessment Notes: Programming Task. Relates to GTSD: 1.1.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 2.3.1, 2.5.1, 3.2.1, 5.1.1 Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

    • Assessment 1 - Analytical Reading Task (35%)
    • Assessment 2 - Online Quiz (20%)
    • Assessment 3 - Programming Task (45%)
  • For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).

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Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.


Students who commenced the Bachelor of Special and Inclusive Education (Primary) in 2020 and 2021 are required to take this subject. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.

Additional requirements

  • 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: