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ECL462 - English Education B

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

Student must be enrolled in course D347, E365, E377, or E455

Unit chair:

Jo O'Mara





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The unit focuses primarily on the teaching of English in the post-compulsory years, with particular, but not exclusive, reference to senior English and Literature. It consolidates work completed in curriculum studies in ELE404/ECL461, particularly in relation to oracy, the teaching of texts and the development of response in the senior years, the presentation of issues and argument and the further development of writing. Models of assessment and reporting at this level will be examined, and major external influences and issues affecting the English curriculum, past and present, will be reviewed.


Assessment will be two set tasks and observations, including one major assignment linking theory and practice (60%), and a minor assignment (40%).

Assessment will total 4000 words or equivalent.

Recommended texts

Literacy Learning in the Middle Years, II.2, June 2003, Special IFTE Edition
Doecke, B and Parr, B. Writing = Learning, 2005, AATE/Wakefield Press, Adelaide

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