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ECL461 - English Education A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

* Students enrolled at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) are advised to enrol in the Cloud (online) version of this unit.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

(For students enrolled in courses D347, E359, E360, E365, E377 and E455 only)

Literature studies sub-major or equivalent is strongly recommended. 

In addition, at least two credit points in language/linguistics studies are also strongly recommended for D347 students.

Unit chair:J O'Mara




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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 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.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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