EDUC4090

Specialist Studies in English 2

10 Units

This course explores the principles and practices of teaching and learning senior English in New South Wales schools. Students will explore assessment and programming for Stage 6 English; course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for English; and current issues and trends related to the teaching of English in schools. Informed by the Stage 6 English Prescriptions, attention will also be given to the selection and teaching of appropriate fiction (including adolescent and young adult literature, poetry and drama) and non-literary (film, media and multimedia) texts.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Ourimbah)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will have the capacity to:

  1. develop lesson plans, programs and assessment tasks for Stage 6 English, using a range of strategies, technologies and resources;
  2. interpret the course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for English;
  3. discuss current issues and trends related to the teaching of English in schools; and
  4. select and teach appropriate fiction (including adolescent and young adult literature, poetry and drama) and non-literary (film, media and multimedia) texts for Stage 6 English.
Content
  • Lesson planning, programming and assessment for Stage 6 English.

  • Course and assessment requirements of the NSW Higher School Certificate for English.

  • Current issues and trends related to the teaching of English in schools.

  • Strategies, technologies and resources for teaching and assessing Stage 6 English.

  • Stage 6 English prescriptions and approaches to selecting and teaching appropriate fiction (including adolescent and young adult literature, poetry and drama) and non-literary (film, media and multimedia) texts.

Replacing Course(s) Not Applicable
Transition Not Applicable
Assessment Items
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Assignment 1 1500 words or equivalent consisting of: (i) a 1000 word evaluation of student work samples from a Stage 6 English class. Each student will be required to assess and provide feedback on the work samples evaluated; (ii) a 500 word discussion of a current issue, trend or strategy related to teaching English and the feedback provided on the work samples.
  • Projects - Assignment 2: 2500 words or equivalent consisting of planning, programming, assessment, and resource building tasks linked to the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 English Curriculum.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
  • Integrated Learning: for 6 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC4090

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