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ED2194 - English Education for Primary School

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Limited offering available only to RATEP students

The basis for this subject is teaching children in the primary school, including Pre-Prep and Prep years, within the subject English across the areas of language, literature and literacy with particular reference to the Australian Curriculum - English and to appropriate state policies and frameworks. Topics include a 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 in today's Primary school classrooms; a review relevant aspects of children's literature; investigation of a variety of text forms; issues of language diversity and learning styles and their impact on best teaching practice and a variety of means for assessing and reporting such learning. There is a focus on meaning and relevance within schooling and other contexts, as the basis for selecting literacy instructional techniques and materials to be used. Consideration of the profound changes in literacy demands for children today and the major role media and technology play are featured Some of your learning will be developed from studies introduced in ED1421 and will be built further to an assured level in ED4496. Skills you learn in planning in ED2491 will be relevant to what you apply in this subject.

Learning Outcomes

  • use this knowledge to build on a personal theory of English language and literacy that will inform the future classroom praxis for the teacher, including planning, assessment and reporting strategies;
  • demonstrate an awareness of the diversity in classrooms and demonstrate ways of accommodating such diversity in the Primary English teaching and learning classroom context;
  • be familiar with the Australian Curriculum English and a range of instructional models for achieving the outcomes set out for children in the primary school years;
  • highlight the use of children's literature within a variety of genres, incorporating these in teaching across the five major elements of the subject English;
  • use materials in motivating young learners to build new knowledges in age-appropriate ways and contexts; and.
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 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturers: Mrs Lorraine Cordukes, Ms Donna Goldie.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assignment - lesson plan critique (15%); assignment - planning activities (35%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: Mrs Lorraine Cordukes.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours tutorials - online tutorials
Assessment: assignment - lesson plan critique (15%); assignment - planning activities (35%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Leanne Dalley
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
Assessment: assignment - lesson plan critique (15%); assignment - planning activities (35%); centrally-administered final exam (50%).

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.