EDF3219 - English education 2 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Chief examiner(s)

Janet Scull


Kelly Carabott (Clayton)
Williem Goeman (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)




This unit focuses on developing students' understanding of English and literacy teaching and learning in the early and middle years of primary education. Students engage critically with current research, practice and policy in literature in multiple contexts. The unit builds on the broader theoretical perspectives introduced in EDF1205 (English education 1). In particular, it addresses the importance of early literacy acquisition for future learning success and focuses on teaching approaches that build the competencies required to engage with and produce a range of texts of increased complexity. Students refine their understanding of local and national English and literacy curriculum, assessment and reporting for schools, and develop effective literacy pedagogy that will enable them to maximise the learning of diverse young literacy learners.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. utilise the connections between home, community and school literacy practices for the teaching and learning of English and literacy
  2. demonstrate a critical understanding of key theoretical and practical teaching approaches related to young children's language and literacy development
  3. develop and demonstrate application of a range of effective literacy pedagogical and assessment practices to meet the primary school English curriculum outcomes in the early and middle years of school
  4. plan literacy lesson sequences to address specific learner needs
  5. use a range of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in accessing relevant research literature, to support learning and in presenting evidence of their own learning in the area of literacy.


Lesson planning task (2000 words, 50%)

Critical essay (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 24 contact hours comprising of lectures, tutorials and online activities
  2. Additional requirements:
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

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