EDUC5470 English Curriculum II

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is for pre-service teachers who plan to teach secondary school English. It provides a theoretical framework for teaching, learning and assessment. Familiarity is developed with current curriculum documents. Through active participation in workshops, students develop an understanding of strategies for effective teaching and learning, skills for planning and programming, development of instructional materials and resources and develop an understanding of issues relevant to English teaching.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an awareness of the developmental and diverse learning needs of adolescent learners in English; (2) display a repertoire of teaching and learning strategies relevant to the secondary English curriculum; (3) display a detailed understanding of the current Western Australian English curriculum; (4) display sound specialist content knowledge in English and Literature; (5) plan and evaluate varied instruction for effective and engaging learning; (6) critically evaluate and develop instructional resources for secondary English, including a range of educational technologies enhance approaches to learning; (7) apply a range of assessment and evaluation processes and strategies; (8) critically and positively reflect upon own teaching practice; and (9) research established and new theories of learning and model best practice as a way to improve own performance.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) critical reflection and workshop participation; (2) lesson planning and programming; and (3) assessment and moderation task. 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 critical reflection and workshop participation, lesson planning and programming, and assessment and moderation task components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Jennifer Shand
Unit rules
EDUC5460 English Curriculum I; EDUC5535 Professional Practice A Secondary; and enrolment in the Master of Teaching Secondary
Advisable prior study:
at least six units in one of the English subjects taught in schools such as literature, history of literature, drama
media studies, with at least two Level 3 units
Contact hours
30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information 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.
  • 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.