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LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs HarbourSession 1N/A
Gold CoastSession 1Session 1
LismoreSession 1Session 1
OnlineSession 1N/A

Unit description

Provides a theoretical and research-based understanding of the development of children’s (reading, writing, talking and listening) skills in the early childhood and primary classroom. Students will develop the practical skills necessary for the role of teacher as assessor, planner and facilitator of the development of literacy skills. In particular students will learn to design assessment, teaching and learning strategies that maximise student engagement and inclusivity; employ ICTs; and integrate English with other KLAs. The unit also focuses on key transition points between early childhood, primary and secondary settings.

Unit content

Curriculum, scope and sequence:

Scope and sequence of English curriculum (Early Childhood – Primary – Kindergarten – Year 6) for English teaching.

English content strands: Language, Literacy and Literature.

Curriculum in Australia: National and State based English curriculum, including curriculum structure, content and use within planning for teaching English. Australian Curriculum: Cross curriculum priorities and General Capabilities.

Research evidence related to teaching reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Teaching pedagogy:

Models of pedagogy for teaching English content: Reading and Viewing, Writing and Representing, and Speaking and Listening. Content: reading; phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary knowledge, text comprehension, concepts of print, grammar, punctuation, spelling, writing, text types and handwriting.

Inclusive pedagogies for teaching English to students from EAL and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

Assessment:

Assessment across Early Childhood and Primary Education (Kindergarten/Foundation – Year 6) including assessment for, as and of learning.

Range of assessment strategies and types of assessment; diagnostic, formative and summative assessment appropriate to stages of learning and literacy areas.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Book Review and English Lesson Outline40%
Development of a series of English learning activities (lesson sequence) 60%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Book Review and English Lesson Outline40%
Development of a series of English learning activities (lesson sequence) 60%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10 weeks)
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Assessment
Book Review and English Lesson Outline40%
Development of a series of English learning activities (lesson sequence) 60%

Online

Teaching method
Structured online learning 1 hour (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 2 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Book Review and English Lesson Outline40%
Development of a series of English learning activities (lesson sequence) 60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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