Courses & Units

Primary English Curriculum and Pedagogy EMT611



A 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.


In this second English unit, you will examine the three strands of the Australian Curriculum: English – language, literacy and literature. The unit will be centred on the range of texts typically encountered in children’s lives.  An emphasis of study 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 critical studies of children’s literature, including myths, legends, fairy tales, picture books, novels, poetry and film. There will also be a strong focus on the pedagogical imperatives underpinning the English curriculum – including explicit teaching, creative and critical approaches to English pedagogy, catering for diverse learners, sequencing lessons for cumulative learning, and assessment.


Unit name Primary English Curriculum and Pedagogy
Unit code EMT611
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Teaching staff

Dr Angela Thomas

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070105

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  • EMT511


Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: Online Lecture and 2 hour tutorial x 13 weeks.

Online: Fully online with weekly readings and activities.


AT1: Quiz (10%) AT2: Short Answer Quiz on Written Genres (40%) AT3: Unit Design (50%)

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment.



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