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ED2194 - English Education for Primary School

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Limited offering available only to RATEP students

The focus of this subject is upon Subject English education. It explores the teaching of children in the Primary School Years within the subject English. The subject attends to the Australian Curriculum - English (concentrating on the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy) and to additional appropriate policies and frameworks, including, for example, the Early Years Learning Framework (concentrating on the EYLF Outcome "Children are Effective Communicators") . Topics in the context of contemporary Primary School learning environments include: teaching children within Subject English across the areas of listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating; the critique of several models of instruction which influence teaching across the language/literacy area, with a view to maximising learning opportunities for children with diverse abilities and backgrounds; issues of language diversity and learning styles and their impact on best teaching practice; a variety of means for assessing and reporting on student learning; a focus on meaning and relevance within 'schooling' and other contexts, as the basis for selecting literacy instructional techniques and resources to be used; and, consideration of the profound changes in literacy demands for children today noting the major role new media and technologies play. This subject provides the preservice teacher with the opportunity to develop as a Professional Practitioner - where she/he will focus on 'teaching for learning' and her/his professional identity as a 'teacher of learners' within the context of Subject English.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify, create and use a variety of genres and text types, including multimodal texts and children's literature, and incorporate these in the teaching of Subject English;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and their application in regard to teaching and learning in Subject English;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the diversity in children's backgrounds, particularly language backgrounds, and demonstrate ways of accommodating such diversity in educational settings;
  • demonstrate familiarity with the Australian Curriculum English and a range of instructional models for achieving the outcomes set out for children in the Primary School years;
  • use knowledge to build on a personal theory of English language and literacy teaching and learning that will inform the future classroom praxis for the teacher including planning, assessment and reporting strategies and use this knowledge in motivating learners to build new knowledge in age-appropriate ways and contexts.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Lesson planning skills are assumed knowledge in this subject.
Prerequisites: 6 credit points of level 1 ED subjects including ED1421
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED2101 ED2192 ED5221 ED5224 ED5231

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: Mrs Katrina Blake.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments (20%); english learning experience design assignment (40%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: Mrs Katrina Blake.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - 13 hrs collaborate tutorials and 26 hrs online lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments (20%); english learning experience design assignment (40%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturers: Ms Janette King, Mrs Katrina Blake.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments (20%); english learning experience design assignment (40%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.