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Foundations of English is designed to provoke your curiosity about how language works, ignite your passion for English, and introduce you to the discipline of English as it is articulated in the three strands of the Australian Curriculum English: Language, Literacy, and Literature. This unit explores the ways in which children learn to speak, read, write and communicate in a range of contexts. It has a particular focus on contemporary approaches to the teaching of reading, including close attention to the teaching of phonemic awareness, phonics, word knowledge, and comprehension of a wide range of texts. You will be involved in analysing childrens language use (oral language, reading fluency, writing), and in using specific outcomes from the curriculum to plan explicit teaching experiences for language and literacy learning.
|Unit name||Foundations of Primary English|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Belinda Hopwood|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- apply theoretical knowledge of the English discipline to teaching and assessment
- analyse a range of texts for their pedagogical purposes.
- reflect on and create learning experiences for teaching reading.
- demonstrate academic and information literacy skills through the use of scholarly literature, APA referencing, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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|Assessment||Test (10%)|Assignment (40%)|Assignment (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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