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Unit Overview


In this unit, pre-service teachers will explore and evaluate a range of creative approaches for teaching English within the Primary (F-6) classroom, including approaches that encourage children to apply their learning within a range of contexts for a range of purposes, using a broad range of resources including digital technologies, children's literature, and innovative learning environments. Pre-service teachers will also explore and develop their own creativity. They will focus on creating engaging learning experiences for students who are difficult to engage in the English learning area.

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2023

Students are able to (1) critically review research literature on engaging students in the English learning area, with a focus on students who are difficult to engage.; (2) discuss how the creative teaching of English, including the use of innovative learning environments, can influence children's engagement and achievement.; (3) create and evaluate programs for teaching English that integrate with the Arts curriculum and the Critical and Creative Thinking general capability; (4) compose creative texts and create original resources for use in the English classroom.; and (5) create and curate a range of resources, including digital and multimodal resources, that will assist in the creative teaching of English..


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) essay; (2) planning documents; and (3) annotated portfolio of resources. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC1013 Teaching English in the Early Years of School
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC1017 Teaching English in the Middle and Upper Primary Years
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC2017 Texts and Literature in Primary School English
Successful completion of
Unit(s) EDUC3013 Data-informed Practice in the Primary English Classroom
Enrolment in
BH020 Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) (Honours)
Contact hours
30 hours
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