EDUC6738

K-6 English

10 Units

In this course students will explore the NSW K-6 English curriculum and the NSW K-6 English curriculum incorporating the Australian Curriculum; strategies and resources for programming, teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing; ways of differentiating curriculum; the role and value of English in the broader school curriculum; the place of English in the K-12 English continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 English); and the relationship between English, literacy and numeracy. Students will analyse student work samples to identify areas of literacy need; and learn how to provide accurate written and oral feedback for students in relation to their literacy development.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)

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. Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 English (including strategies for programming, assessing, reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing).
  2. Discuss the role and value of English in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 English continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 English).
  3. Employ the functional view of language and identify its implications for teaching and learning English.
  4. Articulate the processes of literacy and language development.
  5. Navigate the content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 English curriculum.
  6. Differentiate curriculum to meet the diverse literacy needs of learners.
Content
  • Principles and practices of teaching and learning K-6 English (including strategies for programming, teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing).

  • The role and value of English in the broader school curriculum, and its place in the K-12 English continuum (particularly the links between Stage 3 and 4 English).

  • The functional view of language and identify its implications for literacy instruction (including the relationship between audience, purpose and the grammatical choices made within texts, resulting in different registers and genres).

  • The processes of literacy and language development.

  • The content, structure and organisation of the NSW K-6 English curriculum.

  • Ways of differentiating curriculum to meet the diverse literacy needs of learners.

Assumed Knowledge Nil
Assessment Items
  • Examination: Formal - Formal exam covering all materials presented in lectures, tutorials and course readings
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises - Written task on a child's language and literacy development including analysis of running records
  • Presentations - Group - Lesson Plan: Construct a series of lessons to support the student's development of skills, knowledge and understanding.
Contact Hours
  • Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 9 weeks
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