Overview

This unit familiarises pre-service teachers with English in the Primary Classroom. Students will consider the planning, teaching and assessing all aspects that comprise the relevant National and/or State or Territory English Curriculum – reading, writing, speaking and listening (including phonemic awareness) – and relate this to the relevant National and International standards for English. The concept of multiple literacies will also be embedded into all aspects of this unit, highlighting its presence in 21st Century learning. In addition, this unit offers a “Primary Specialisation” stream enabling students to develop additional depth of understanding in terms; expert content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching.

Requisites

Prerequisites
EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning & Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E

Rule
EDU30015 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Primary: Practicum 3P
OR
EDU30003 Curriculum, Planning and Assessment for Infants: Practicum 3E
AND
EDU20001 Developing Literacy
AND
237.5 credit points in one of: 
BA-EDUPRI (1) Bachelor of Education (Primary)
OR
BA-EDECP (S) Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Teaching Period 1
Location
Online
Start and end dates
11-March-2024
09-June-2024
Last self-enrolment date
24-March-2024
Census date
05-April-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
26-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Teaching Period 3
Location
Online
Start and end dates
04-November-2024
09-February-2025
Last self-enrolment date
17-November-2024
Census date
29-November-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
27-December-2024
Results released date
04-March-2025

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Plan and evaluate English lessons and units using the structure and content of the relevant National and/or State or Territory Curriculum including multi-literacies
  • Examine the development of English concepts throughout the primary years of schooling and relate it to the content of the National and/or State or Territory Curriculum
  • Investigate and plan pedagogical approaches to Literacy in the primary years for diverse learners
  • Develop appropriate and inclusive methods and structures for the planning and assessment of English
  • Compare and critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of various forms of assessment and reporting in English
  • Develop strong links between relevant contemporary the English curriculum literature, the English curriculum pedagogical literature and their teaching practice

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
On-campus
Class
2.00 6 weeks 12
Live Online
Class
1.00 12 weeks 12
Specified Activities
Various
4.00 12 weeks 48
Unspecified Activities
Various
6.50 12 weeks 78
TOTAL150

Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
12.50 12 weeks 150
TOTAL150

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
PortfolioIndividual 60% 1,3,4,6 
ReportIndividual 40% 2,5,6 

Content

  • Understanding of the differences in the content strands within the relevant National and/or State or Territory Curriculum for English
  • Pedagogical approaches
  • Tools for planning, assessing and reporting student learning in English
  • Multiple literacies
  • Multimedia
  • Reading diagnostic assessment (programs), e.g. Fountas and Pinnell
  • Literacy intervention
  • Relevant National and/or State or Territory English Curriculum from Foundation to Grade 6

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.