ECL761 - English Curriculum Inquiry


2025 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in D303, D347, E377, E760, E762, E763, E765

English - Literature studies sub-major or equivalent

D303 students must also have passed 24 credit points of study at levels 1, 2 & 3 with a minimum WAM of 60%

Students enrolled in course E762, E763 or E765 commencing from 2020, must pass unit EEE754 plus 1 unit from EEE755, EEE756, EPR721, EPR731, EPR751, EPR781


E762 course students must pass co-req unit EPR724

E765 course students must pass co-req unit EPR754

Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3-hour on-campus seminar per week (in non-placement teaching weeks – approx. 6-7 weeks)

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week (in non-placement teaching weeks – approx. 6-7 weeks)

1 x 1-hour online lecture per week (in non-placement teaching weeks – approx. 6-7 weeks)

Approximately 6-hours of online learning tasks per week


This unit focuses on the practices of being a secondary English teacher, approaches to teaching different elements of the English curriculum and issues in the teaching of language/ English curriculum. The course focuses on how to develop students’ skills in speaking, listening, reading, viewing and writing in the middle years of compulsory education, as they transition from primary to secondary schooling, and looking forward to the teaching of English at senior levels. Attention will also be given to lesson planning, English curricular models, teaching literature/cultural studies in both print and non-print forms and the analysis of language development theories.

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