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EDUP2031: Building English Education

2024 unit information

The second English unit builds across all areas of the foundational unit. By examining different approaches to literacy, current policies and global issues, the unit will challenge pre-service teachers to develop a rich, creative and critical philosophy towards the teaching of English and literacy. Exploring more deeply the theory underpinning literacy approaches, students will teach, practise and appraise reading and writing approaches, developing pedagogical and metalinguistic knowledge as part of the process. Content includes cross curriculum texts, needs of diverse learners, knowledge about multimodal, digital and media texts, assessment, planning and building professional learning.

Unit details and rules

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Code EDUP2031
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
36cp of 1000-level EDUP units
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Develop and evaluate personal beliefs for the teaching of English and literacy, in light of current issues, approaches and policies
  • LO2. Extend knowledge of literacy theory, learning and effective pedagogical approaches for talking & listening, reading, writing and multiliteracies skills
  • LO3. Engage with and evaluate a range of children’s literature including literary, information, persuasive and media texts, considering diversity and Aboriginal & Torres Strait islander representations and cultures
  • LO4. Draw on literacy theory and research to plan reading and writing strategies and assessment tasks for K-4 students, including struggling and advanced learners
  • LO5. Deepen knowledge about language including phonic and spelling concepts, written and visual grammar, and text types
  • LO6. Integrate literacy across other key learning areas to support reading and writing of factual, persuasive and media texts, using a range of resources including digital technology
  • LO7. Evaluate and develop creative and engaging literacy pedagogies using a range of resources
  • LO8. Critically reflect on English and literacy teaching in light of current issues, curriculum, professional learning and policies

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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