EDUC5460 English Curriculum I

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
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 (9) demonstrate a developing proficiency in engaging students from diverse social and cultural contexts and with diverse literacy and numeracy capabilities.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (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 requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the lesson planning, microteaching and workshop participation, and learning program components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jennifer Shand
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Contact hours
30 hours
  • 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.