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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 2084

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
169091

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To develop a critical understanding of the nature, content, practices and theories of the English curriculum and English teaching in senior schools.

Course content

Students will learn about the content of the Australian Curriculum for English at secondary level and the content and requirements of SACE English courses. They will become acquainted with the theories, principles, methods and pedagogical approaches for integrating reading, writing, speaking and listening throughout the secondary English curriculum. Students will engage and become familiar with a wide range of text types, genres and literature appropriate for the study of English at secondary level. They will focus and reflect on key aspects of their professional practice as secondary English teachers. Students will bring together theory and practice to design a curriculum program and consider the role of assessment.

Textbook(s)

McDonald, L 2018, A Literature Companion for Teachers, 2nd Ed, PETAA, Newtown, NSW

Derewianka, B 2011, A new grammar companion for teachers, 2nd Ed, Primary English Teachers Association, Marrickville Metro, NSW

Lemov, D, Driggs, C & Wollway, E 2016, Reading Reconsidered: A Practical Guide to Rigorous Literacy Instruction, 1st ed, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco

Derewianka, B & Jones P 2016, Teaching Language in Context, 2nd Ed, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC

Callow, J 2013, The shape of text to come, 1st ed, PETAA, Newtown NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Workshop 3 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Presentation 2000 words 40% N/A
Essay 2500 words 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

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