English Teaching: Focus on Writing and Creating
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn to write and the implications for teaching (GTSD 1.2.1);
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of language, literacy and texts (and their grammatical and visual features), relevant to teaching writing and creating in the Australian Curriculum: English and/or the NSW English K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum (GTSD 2.1.1);
- apply an understanding of assessment strategies, including informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches, to assess student learning against curriculum achievement standards and/or syllabus outcomes for writing and creating (GTSD 5.1.1);
- demonstrate knowledge of teaching strategies for writing and creating that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, including strategies for teaching explicitly about the context, language features (paragraph, sentence, word levels) and multimodal features of texts (GTSD 1.3.1, 2.1.1);
- demonstrate knowledge of literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application in writing and creating texts in English and other learning areas (GTSD 2.1.1, 2.5.1); and
- design a learning and teaching sequence and lesson plan, using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting, student learning, and effective strategies for teaching writing and representing in English (GTSD 2.3.1, 3.2.1).
- 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. 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Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- 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.
It is imperative that teachers have a sound understanding of how students learn to compose effective texts. This subject will extend your knowledge of different types of texts and the grammatical and visual features typically found in a range of text types. You will design a sequence of lessons using a text-based teaching and learning cycle as the foundation for a principled and explicit approach to writing pedagogy. You will make use of a range of teaching strategies to support the learning of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. This subject explores the demands of writing and creating with reference to the Australian Curriculum: English, and the NSW English K-10 Syllabus and related documents.
Assessment 1 Essay: 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4 Assessment 2 Online Quiz: 500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 2, 5 Assessment 3 Portfolio: 2500 wrods (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 2-6
- Assessment 1 Essay (25%)
- Assessment 2 Online Quiz (20%)
- Assessment 3 Portfolio (55%)