English in Primary School

EDU70007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 12 hours Face to face+Blended Swinburne online – Fully online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Dates:
8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

Results:
8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

Census:
3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21


Aims and objectives

This unit is designed to prepare pre-service teachers to teach early reading in early years education. It examines the key elements for early reading development which include oral language and concepts of print, phonological awareness and phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. In addition, effective teaching strategies and assessments for early reading will be explored through modelled and practised pedagogies. Pre-service teachers will gain critical insights into early reading development which will add to their pedagogical content knowledge. They will also develop a deep understanding of early reading development by drawing on relevant theoretical perspectives, contemporary pedagogical practices and evidenced based research that informs effective strategies for teaching, learning and assessments.

Unit Learning Outcome: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to: 
1. Teach English, including language acquisition and literacy development.
2. Analyse pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of English in the Primary classroom.
3. Generate plans of lessons/units of work that reflect relevant current curriculum documentation and contemporary pedagogical approaches including the use of ICT.
4. Analyse a range of assessment strategies and record keeping instruments within English in terms of their purpose, benefits, limitations and implementation constraints.
5. Evaluate principles and strategies for reporting student achievement within English.
 
From 2022
1. Examine how the teaching of oral language and concepts of print, phonological awareness and phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension can contribute to children’s early reading development.
2. Critically evaluate a strategy for the teaching of early reading and an assessment in early reading.
3. Conduct a miscue analysis on a running record (i.e. identifying graphophonic, grammatical or semantic miscues).
4. Analyse a range of assessment strategies and record keeping instruments within English in terms of their purpose, benefits, limitations and Develop and evaluate a lesson plan that utilises a children’s book to support and extend children’s learning of phonics and reading vocabulary.
5. Develop and evaluate a lesson plan that utilises a children’s book to support and extend children’s fluency in reading and their reading comprehension.
 
 

Courses with unit

This unit replaces  EDU70005 English in the Primary Classroom
 
MA-TEAPRI2 Master of Teaching (Primary)
MA-TEAPRI3 Master of Teaching (Primary)