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ECL461 - English Education A

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in courses D347, E360, E365 and E455 only)

 

Literature studies sub-major or equivalent and at least two credit points in language/linguistics studies are strongly recommended

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
Incompatible with: ELE404
Contact hours:

3 hours per week or off campus equivalent

Content

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

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.

Prescribed texts

English Education A Readings, 2005, Deakin University Press, Burwood.
Sawyer, W., and Gold, E. 2004, Reviewing English in the 21st Century, Phoenix Education, Melbourne.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$680$544$544$2085$2263

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
**** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2005
***** Fee rate for students who commenced studies from 2006
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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