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Unit description

Introduces students to the teaching of English in years 7-10 (Stages 4-5). Students will reflect critically on contemporary perspectives of teaching of English in secondary schools. Students will learn about the syllabus requirements, the development of a unit of work, the development of detailed lesson plans and the importance of effective assessment strategies. Students will develop their content knowledge for teaching English as a specialisation subject and become familiar with evidenced-based teaching practices.

Unit content

Module 1: Introduction to Teaching Secondary English

Module 2: Effective pedagogies in the English classroom

Module 3: Secondary English Curriculum

Module 4: Planning

Module 5: Assessment

Module 6: Teaching Texts

 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate a working knowledge of the English Years 7-10 curriculum through the design of lessons, assessments, resources and activities related to units from a subject syllabus that are informed by teaching and learning priorities including cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities, with specific emphasis on critical, creative and connected inquiry-based learning
2demonstrate a working knowledge of the English Years 7-10 curriculum through the design of lessons, assessments, resources and activities related to units from a subject syllabus that are informed by teaching and learning priorities including differentiation, disability and inclusion, and embedding Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultures, digital technologies, literacy and numeracy
3demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies, based on a range of current pedagogical frameworks designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and student engagement
4discuss strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes, including assessment 'for', ‘as’ and 'of' learning, to recognise how learners use their current understanding to discover, develop and incorporate new skills, knowledge and understanding, and to report on the achievement of learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a working knowledge of the English Years 7-10 curriculum through the design of lessons, assessments, resources and activities related to units from a subject syllabus that are informed by teaching and learning priorities including cross curriculum priorities and general capabilities, with specific emphasis on critical, creative and connected inquiry-based learning
  2. demonstrate a working knowledge of the English Years 7-10 curriculum through the design of lessons, assessments, resources and activities related to units from a subject syllabus that are informed by teaching and learning priorities including differentiation, disability and inclusion, and embedding Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultures, digital technologies, literacy and numeracy
  3. demonstrate effective teaching and learning strategies, based on a range of current pedagogical frameworks designed to encourage the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and student engagement
  4. discuss strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes, including assessment 'for', ‘as’ and 'of' learning, to recognise how learners use their current understanding to discover, develop and incorporate new skills, knowledge and understanding, and to report on the achievement of learning outcomes

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Rod Quin and Duncan Driver, 2020, Secondary English: Subject and Method, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-1-108-74693-9.

Prescribed Texts
  • Rod Quin and Duncan Driver, 2020, Secondary English: Subject and Method, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN: 978-1-108-74693-9.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Presentation 40%
Sequence of lessons60%
Notice

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