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EDUP4076 - English: Being Critically Literate
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 4 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $2,600
International Fee: $2,940
EFTSL: 0.083333333
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: 144 credit points including 72 credit points of Primary Curriculum and Professional Studies units
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Alyson Simpson

Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 9 wks, 1x1-hr workshop/wk for 4 wks, 1x2-hr workshop/wk for 7 wks

Assessment: literature circle assignment (40%) and drama based response assignment (50%) and quiz (10%)

This unit of study is focussed on the use of literary texts in the classroom through pedagogy that combines the syllabus strands of Reading, Writing, Talking, Listening and Viewing. Literary texts such as picture books, novels, plays and poetry as well as other texts of popular culture will be used as the basis of teaching the English curriculum to children in the middle years (NSW Stages 2 and 3, grades 3,4,5 and 6). The emphasis will be on developing children's critical comprehension and creative composition of a range of literary texts. Understanding how to assess a child's strengths and needs in reading, writing, speaking and listening will also be an important component of this unit.
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