|Unit||EDSC504 English Method I|
Teacher education students preparing to teach English need to be familiar with the processes of curriculum design, development and delivery in English. In order to achieve this familiarity, this unit introduces students to relevant national, State, and school curriculum documents for use in the junior secondary school. The unit will assist TES to acquire knowledge and skills that facilitate the teaching and learning of English, and that enable TES to identify the links between Stages 4 and 5 in the continuum of learning of English from K to 12. In this unit, TES will also explore various critical perspectives and worldviews that may impact on approaches to evaluating the content and teaching of English, and will consider how to respond to significant pedagogical and classroom management issues that may arise in teaching English. This first method unit in the two-unit English teaching sequence places emphasis on planning and programming using relevant syllabus documents and resources for Years 7-10. Consideration is also given to student assessment strategies, teacher self-evaluation, and an understanding of how the teacher acting as researcher can make a substantive difference to the achievement of student learning outcomes.
English in the context of the curriculum; Teaching English in the context of an informed and critical worldview; Examination of curriculum documents; Developing a program and scope and sequence; Planning effective teaching and learning experiences; Teaching and resourcing English; Individual learning needs of students; Generic curricula requirements; Literacy and numeracy across the curriculum; Theories of learning applied to English; The integration of theory and practice.
Discussion forum, mandatory participation,
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