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EDUC5540 Primary English Project

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2021AlbanyMulti-mode
This unit develops students' expertise in the planning, delivery and evaluation of a targeted intervention project in primary English education within a professional practice placement. Students plan a focused intervention project for individual school students or groups of students. The project represents a response to a particular reading or writing need identified at individual or group level in consultation with school partners. The unit contains a strong action–reflective practice and research informed dimension, which involves the selection and use of appropriate diagnostic, formative and summative assessment tools.
Students are able to (1) develop an evidence-based plan of action on the basis of diagnostic literacy (English) assessment or other information (data) about an individual child, or group of children; (2) implement and evaluate a short-term English intervention project (classroom-based research) with a focus on reading or writing, including the provision of targeted formative feedback; (3) meet professional ethics and responsibilities in the conduct of the professional practice and intervention research project; (4) apply constructive feedback from mentor teachers to improve English teaching practice; (5) critically review an area of research literature as appropriate to the English project; (6) write a scholarly research report about the English intervention project; and (7) report on the English intervention project to parents/carers.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project plan and proposal with ethics application; (2) project report and brief reports to parents; and (3) school mentor report. 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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the project plan and proposal with ethics application, project report and brief reports to parents, and school mentor report components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Contact hours
30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.