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EDF5436 - English education A

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr G Parr (Clayton) +Dr W Sutherland-Smith (Gippsland)


Clayton First semester (Open Learning) 2007 (Open Learning)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland First semester 2007 (Day)


This is the first unit in a sequence of two units which will develop student capabilities in developing appropriate curriculum and pedagogy in the area of English curriculum. Students are introduced to an account of the development of English curriculum in secondary education. Through an examination of the national policy and various State-based curricula, students are familiarised with current developments in English literacy education. As a precursor to school placement for practice teaching, students will be provided with opportunities to begin to develop skills in lesson planning, curriculum planning, teaching strategies and procedures.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to critically reflect on their personal beliefs, values and experiences in regard to subject English and in regard to their teaching of this subject; competently use a variety of communication strategies in different modes and in different teaching and learning contexts; actively participate in professional conversations about a range of issues in relation to the content of subject English, including pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and values in subject English; engage in collegial interaction across a range of contexts in subject English; collaboratively devise a writing unit that enables students to write fluently, confidently and with an awareness of the significance of purpose, audience, mode and context in this writing; evaluate their own experience in teaching English in schools.


Assessment: written assignment (2000 words); development of curriculum materials (2000 words equivalent)

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Bachelor of Arts with a major study in English or linguistics, a minor study in English or linguistics is essential.