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EDUP1011: Foundations of English Education

The first English unit in the BEd primary program provides an overview of language and literacy development with a focus on young children. By building foundational knowledge about the socio-cultural nature of literacy, the areas of talking and listening, reading and writing and other communication modes will be explored in relation to curriculum and effective classroom practices. The unit will enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of quality children's literature and other engaging texts using them as the basis for developing the teaching of reading. Content includes reading and writing theory and pedagogy, principles for assessment, literacy planning and classroom teaching practices.

Code EDUP1011
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. LO1. Consider and explain key concepts about early language development and literacy learning for young children, including the needs of diverse learners.
  • LO2. LO2. Consider key theoretical approaches to talking, listening, reading and writing in the primary school context.
  • LO3. LO3. Develop knowledge of and an interest in a range of children’s literature (such as picture books, novels, poetry, and graphic texts) and their place in the teaching of reading and writing.
  • LO4. LO4. Observe, practice and reflect on a variety of reading and writing strategies and assessment tasks for early years learners.
  • LO5. LO5. Develop knowledge about language for teaching reading and writing including letter / sound level, clause/ sentence, and text level.
  • LO6. LO6. Integrate knowledge of reading theory with practical strategies for teaching and assessing reading including comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and letter/ sound knowledge.
  • LO7. LO7. Investigate the integration of creative and engaging learning as part of effective English classrooms.
  • LO8. LO8. Reflect on literacy approaches in light of curriculum and related policy and planning resources for teachers.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.