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Teaching English (EDN372)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external
Description This unit explores the SCSA Year 7-10 course rationale, structures, content, scope and sequence, requirements and resources. Students will evaluate and engage with a range of reproductive and productive pedagogy in a differentiated framework. Comprehensive lesson planning will evidence scaffolded programming, assessment for - and of learning, ICT and cross-curriculum initiatives. Students will explore learning experiences to develop psychologically needs supportive classrooms with a focus on metacognition, feedback, proactive behaviour management and routines.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Provide a rationale for the provision of quality Year 7-10 English programs in schools.
2. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of Year 7-10 secondary school students and how they learn through English specific lesson planning, resource design and enactment of teaching.
3. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of Year 7-10 English curriculum content described by the Western Australian School and Curriculum Standards Authority (WASCSA) and how to teach it in sequenced lesson planning, resource design and enactment of teaching.
4. Create lesson plans and activities using a variety of differentiated reproductive and productive teaching strategies and resources that cater for student diversity.
5. Proactively create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge's, literacy and numeracy strategies and the use of ICT through context-specific lesson planning, resource design and enactment of teaching.
6. Demonstrate a range of assessment strategies, ways of providing appropriate feedback, interpreting student data and reporting to students, parents and other stakeholders in the Year 7-10 English context in assignment tasks, lesson planning and enactment of teaching.
7. Engage in professional learning, critiquing a range of resources available for ongoing professional learning in the Year 7-10 English curriculum context through unit and practicum experiences.
8. Engage professionally with colleagues, teachers, parents/carers and the community that can assist in planning and implementing effective teaching and learning in the Year 7-10 English context through unit and practicum experiences.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week
Readings: 2 hours per week
Workshops (Internal students): 2 hours per week
Online Tasks (External students): 2 hours per week
Unit Learning Experiences This unit encourages students to develop a practical and critical understanding of the principles and practices of teaching and learning in the English curricula Year 7-10 in Western Australian secondary schools. Particular attention is given to the structure and content of the lower secondary English curriculum, teaching strategies, curriculum planning, creation of learning resources and assessment. Through critical analysis and evaluation of curriculum documents, application activities, programming, lesson planning and micro-teaching students gain knowledge, practical skills and expertise.
Students attend or view a one hour lecture and complete a two-hour lab each week. Lectures in this unit are interactive and involve demonstrations and learning activities. Concepts from all lectures, workshops, readings and tasks aim to provide the foundation of quality teaching in lower secondary school English teaching. Blended learning in the form of lectures, face-to-face workshops and on-line self-directed study (internals) or online workshops, on-line discussions, collaborate sessions and self-directed study (externals) will be used for a practical application approach that will develop key understandings and provide opportunities to apply concepts to teaching in a contemporary and differentiated way. Modelling of teaching strategies will be implemented to enhance learning experiences.
A formalised interaction with a practising teacher is included in this unit.
Assessment There are three assessment components in this unit:
Assignment 1 (30%). Microteaching
Assignment 2 (40%).
Option A: Critical analysis of contemporary existing practice
Option B: Create an interactive teaching resource for a unit of work linked to the syllabus.
Assignment 3 (30%). Planning a Program
Prerequisites Successful completion of EDN2101 Professional Experience: BEd Secondary Teaching.
Notes Stakeholder and professional agencies that support sustained quality teaching will be identified.
Previously 2015: 'English and the Curriculum A (Secondary 7 - 10)'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
English Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Appears in these Co-Majors English Minor Teaching Area
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.


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Mrs Kathryn Dehle
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7240
e: K.Dehle@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.021A - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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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 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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