Primary English Curriculum and Pedagogy
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Apply your theoretical knowledge of the English discipline to interpret texts and their potential for teaching.
- Apply the skills of textual analysis to (a) children’s writing samples; and (b) children’s literature.
- Transform your knowledge of theory and pedagogies to design critical and creative classroom experiences.
- Refer to Mylo for study topics
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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Children encounter a wide range of texts in their lives. They are expected to read and interpret these texts, and to create their own. An emphasis of study in this subject will be on notions of socio-cultural contexts and their impact on the ways different text types or genres construct meanings; the manner in which texts vary with respect to field, tenor and mode, the features of written texts, and the teaching of text types and grammar. The subject will also involve the investigation of children’s literature, with a deep study of picture books, the most prevalent literary form found in K-6 classrooms.
- Teaching Writing (40%)
- Literature Analysis and Lesson Sequence (40%)
- Children's Writing Analysis (20%)
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