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EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Middle Primary

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


Pre-requisite: EDX1170 or EHE1100 or EDX1270 and Students must be enrolled in one the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (Primary + Special Education) or BEDU (Special Education) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BPED


Participation in many aspects of Australian life is dependent on effective communication in Standard Australian English. Developing effective skills for the teaching of English is one of the principal tasks of all teachers. Teachers of English should be familiar with theories of literacy pedagogy, along with research-based strategies that facilitate planning for effective English teaching and learning with diverse groups of learners. They also need knowledge of the macro and micro-elements of planning, which are important for an increasingly sophisticated understanding of English curriculum and pedagogy.

This is the second in a suite of three English courses undertaken by all primary pre-service teachers. It examines current theories and issues in English and literacies education and the implications for curriculum and pedagogy. By studying a variety of approaches to the teaching of reading and writing and the use of children's literature, pre-service teachers develop a flexible and balanced repertoire of practices. This course addresses the macro and micro-elements of English curriculum planning and emphasises meaning-making through the explicit teaching of reading and writing.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 24 September 2023