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Children encounter a wide range of texts in their lives. They are expected to read and interpret these texts, and to create their own. An emphasis of study in this unit will be on notions of socio-cultural contexts and their impact on the ways different text types or genres construct meanings; the manner in which texts vary with respect to field, tenor and mode, the features of written texts, and the teaching of text types and grammar. The unit will also involve the investigation of children’s literature, with a deep study of picturebooks, the most prevalent literary form found in K-6 classrooms
|Unit name||Primary English Curriculum and Pedagogy|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Mary Ann Hunter|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Apply your theoretical knowledge of the English discipline to interpret texts and their potential for teaching
- Apply the skills of textual analysis to (a) children’s writing samples; and (b) children’s literature
- Transform your knowledge of theory and pedagogies to design critical and creative classroom experiences
|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||AT1: Children's Writing Analysis (20%)|AT2: Teaching Writing (40%)|AT3: Literature Analysis and Lesson Sequence (40%)|
|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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