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English: Being Critically Literate - EDUP4076

Year - 2020

This unit of study is focused on the use of literary texts in the classroom through pedagogy that combines the communicative modes of speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and representing.Picture books, novels, plays and poetry as well as texts of popular culture will be used as the basis of teaching the English curriculum to children in the middle years (NSW Stages 2 and 3, grades 3, 4, 5 and 6). The unit emphasises will be on developing children's critical understanding and imaginative writing through strategies that encourage creative responses to and close study of literary texts. Understanding how to assess a child's strengths and needs in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing through assessment for learning, assessment as learning and assessment of learning is also an important component of this unit.

1x1-hr lecture/wk for 4 wks, 1x1-hr workshop/wk for 2 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 8 wks, 2 hrs independent study /group work for one wk

Literature Circle Presentation (Individual) 1500wd (50%); Drama-based Response Assignment 1500wd (50%)


138 credit points including EDUP3004 and EDUP3006 and EDUP3007 and EDUP3009 and EDUP3034


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Education
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 4.0
EFTSL: 0.083
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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