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Teaching English in Secondary Schools (EDN553)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external
Description This unit helps future teachers of Secondary English develop an understanding of the theoretical concepts and practical skills needed to plan, teach and assess students. English is a vehicle to empower, negotiate, inspire and encourage critical thinking, through engaging with literature in many forms. It draws on the Australian Curriculum and other relevant documents to identify a wide range of strategies and resources for teaching, and participants will learn how to extend students' skills and knowledge by scaffolding interesting and meaningful tasks.
Unit Learning Outcomes The broad aims of this unit are to enable students to:
1. Use the Australian Curriculum as a basis for programming, lesson planning and assessment across Years 7-12.
2. Support their diverse students to become life-long readers.
3. Use strategies to support ongoing literacy development in students of varying backgrounds and abilities.
4. Foster their students' critical and digital literacy skills.
5. Use a range of texts to engage their students and expose them to diverse viewpoints.
6. Understand how to continue self-directed learning in English teaching beyond this unit.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars: 1 hour per week
Workshops (internal students): 3 hours per week.
External students: 3 hours per week of online tasks.
Unit Learning Experiences Weekly lectures and workshops are held for internal students, and external students are able to listen to lecture recordings and engage in online discussion. Concepts from all lectures, readings and individual tasks aim to provide a foundation for quality teaching in English (Secondary). Workshops (for internal students) or online discussions (for external students) will provide opportunities for students to work collaboratively to develop key understandings each week and apply concepts to teaching in a practical way. Tutors will model teaching strategies to enhance students' practical understandings. A positive, hardworking and collaborative atmosphere will be fostered. This means that students are expected to engage every week in workshops or online discussion as they develop as capable and well-informed teachers.
Other Learning Experiences Lectures/seminars: 1 hour per week
Workshops (internal students): 3 hours per week.
External students: 3 hours per week of online tasks.
Assessment Feedback will be written throughout assignments and reflected upon during workshops.
All assignments must be completed and submitted, and the unit examination must be completed, in order to pass the unit.
Assessment 1: ICT Multimodal Task (20%)
Assessment 2: School-based Curriculum Project (40%)
Designing of a school-based program, will assist your practical engagement with course content and facilitate development of providing your students with purposeful, engaging learning experiences, to achieve targeted outcomes.
Assessment 3: Engagement (10%)
Assessment 4: Examination (30%)
Two hours
Two questions
Open book
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary); successful completion of, or enrolment in EDN550 Transition to Teaching or BED150/EDN112/EDN1121 Understanding Teachers' Work OR EDU101/EDU1011 Introduction to Teaching; a degree in an English discipline relevant to high school English teaching.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN413 English and the Curriculum may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
EDN553
Mrs Kathryn Dehle
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7240
e: K.Dehle@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.021A - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
EDN553

MURDOCH: S1E-External
MURDOCH: S1E-Internal
Mrs Kathryn Dehle
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7240
e: K.Dehle@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.021A - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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