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|Offered at:||(B, G, X)|
|Cohort rule:||(For students enrolled in courses D347, E360, E365 and E455 only)|
|Unit chair:||J O'Mara (B)|
|Campus contact:||J O'Mara (B, X), R Maclean (G)|
|Prerequisite:||Literature studies sub-major or equivalent and at least two credit points in language/linguistics studies are strongly recommended|
|Contact hours:||3 contact hours per week for on-campus students only|
The unit examines issues in the teaching of language/ English curriculum in the middle and final years of compulsory education, linking to work completed in the early years of schooling and looking forward to the teaching of English at senior levels. There are four interrelated studies comprising development of oracy and literacy skills, English curricular models, teaching literature/cultural studies in both print and non-print forms and the analysis of language development theories. Attention will also be given to the study of the relationships between language and learning.
Assessment comprises the following: a group oral presentation of a teaching strategy recommended in the literature on English teaching of approximately half hour duration (50%); a major assignment linking theories about the role of oral language in learning to classroom practice in the English area (50%).
Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.
English Education A Readings, 2005, Deakin University Press, Burwood.
Sawyer, W., and Gold, E. 2004, Reviewing English in the 21st Century, Phoenix Education, Melbourne.
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