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ECL761 - English Education A

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

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

(For students enrolled in course E760 only)

Unit chair:J O'Mara

Literature studies sub-major or equivalent

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


The unit examines issues in the teaching of language/ English curriculum in the middle years of compulsory education, 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 approximately half hour duration (50%);


A major assignment linking theories of English teaching to classroom practice in the English area (50%).


Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.

Prescribed texts

Gwynne, P 1998, Deadly Unna, Penguin, Ringwood.
Sawyer, W & Gold, E 2004, Reviewing English in the 21st Century, Phoenix Education, Melbourne.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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