UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EDUC5460 English Curriculum I

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is designed for pre-service teachers who plan to teach secondary school English. It provides a theoretical framework for teaching, learning and assessment. Familiarity with the current curriculum documents is developed. Through active participation in workshops, pre-service teachers acquire strategies for effective teaching and learning, gain skills for planning and programming, learn about instructional materials and resources, and develop an understanding of issues relevant to English teaching.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) display an awareness of the developmental needs and interests of adolescent learners in English; (2) develop an understanding of different orientations and theoretical frameworks of the subject; (3) demonstrate a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary English curriculum; (4) display a detailed understanding of the current Western Australian English Curriculum; (5) plan and evaluate various instructional sequences (lesson plans and programmes) for effective and engaging learning; (6) evaluate and develop instructional resources for secondary English, including information and communication technology (ICT) and other educational technologies; (7) acquire an understanding of effective assessment practice in English through the planning of assessment tasks; (8) develop an awareness of diverse student learning needs through the planning of differentiated learning and the selection of differentiated resources; and (9) demonstrate knowledge of strategies to support inclusive student participation.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) lesson planning; (2) microteaching and workshop participation; and (3) learning program. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the lesson planning, microteaching and workshop participation, and learning program components of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Jennifer Shand
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education or Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Advisable prior study: at least six units in one of the English subjects taught in schools, with at least two Level 2 units. These subjects could include literature, literary history, drama and media studies
Contact hours 30 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5460/SEM-1/2017

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.