Courses & Units

Approaches to English Teaching EMT515

Hobart

Note:

Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the on-line offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Introduction

Approaches to Teaching Secondary English is designed to provide you with the essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to be a proficient secondary English teacher. This unit explores the ways in which adolescents learn to read, write, and communicate in English at the secondary level. It has a particular focus on contemporary approaches to the teaching of reading and writing in the secondary years, including close attention to the teaching of short stories, narratives, poetry, film, and multimodal texts. An important part of this unit involves understanding the Australian Curriculum English content and developing theoretically informed pedagogical approaches. You will be involved in analysing student work samples (reading and writing), observing the teaching of English in authentic learning settings, and in using the curriculum documents to plan explicit teaching experiences for language, literature, and literacy learning.

Summary

Unit name Approaches to English Teaching
Unit code EMT515
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education
Coordinator

Dr Belinda Hopwood

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 070105

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Face to face: Weekly Online Lecture, 2 hrs tutorial x 13 weeksOnline: Weekly readings and activities

Assessment

Task 1: Text critique (40%). Task 2: Unit design (60%)

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Textbooks

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