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EDMT6531 - English 2 K-6
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 4 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.083333333
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: EDMT5531, EDMT5500 and EDMT5502
Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Alyson Simpson

Classes: 1 x 1-hr lecture/wk for 7 wks and 1 x 2-hr tutorial/wk in weeks 1-8, 13-14

Assessment: 1 x literature circle assignment (30%) and 1 x unit of work (60%) and 1 quiz (10%)

In this unit of study students will focus on the use of literary and multimedia texts, including picture books and novels for developing critical literacies in children working at Stage three in primary school. The emphasis will be on developing learning experiences that encourage students to read for enjoyment at the same time as developing their abilities to negotiate and discuss meanings (both verbal and visual) in a range of texts. Emphasis will be on making connections between prior learning to current syllabus demands and the texts and learners found in classrooms today. It is expected that students will continue to expand their theoretical knowledge of principles of English teaching as well as develop explicit knowledge of metalanguage to inform their understandings of text construction. Students will be asked to reflect on key readings to challenge, to make links to their own experiences and to question past research and current practice.
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