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EDX3270 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Upper 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-req: EDX2170 and Students must be enrolled in: BEDU(Primary) or BEDU(Primary+SpecEd) or BEDU(SpecEd) or BEDU(HPE Primary) or BEDU(SHPE Primary) or BPED
BEDU(SpecEd) Only - Enrolment is not permitted in EDX3270 if EDC2300 has been previously completed


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 understand that language operates within sociocultural contexts that shape the generic structures and language features of texts for particular audiences and purposes.

This is the final in a suite of three English courses undertaken by all primary pre-service teachers. Through the application of a Multiliteracies Pedagogy, pre-service teachers develop an understanding of the macro and micro-elements of English curriculum planning, assessment and pedagogical approaches for upper primary learners. The further application of the Four Resources Model emphasises text analysis and genre-based approaches to the transformation of texts and learners in the English classroom.

Course offers

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