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.
This unit 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 narratives, poetry, film, dramatic performances, 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 English teaching practices, and in using the Australian Curriculum documents to plan explicit teaching experiences for language, literature, and literacy learning.
|Unit name||English Studies in Secondary School|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Ms Belinda Hopwood|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- analyse a range of literary texts and text types for their pedagogical purposes.
- apply theoretical knowledge of the English discipline to teaching and assessment.
- 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||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Portfolio (50%)|Critically Appraised Topic (40%)|Abstract (10%)|
|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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