Cradle Coast, Launceston
This is the first of three English units you will undertake in the B.Ed. degree. The foundations of English are explored in two key modules, with the first focusing on the nature of language, culture, and how young people learn to use language from birth, and the second provoking curiosity about language functions and forms. It also introduces the beginnings of critical thinking about texts and their role in culture and society. This unit has a major focus on the Language Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English, and aims to develop understandings of the nature of language and how it works in contemporary society and schools. You will engage in close language studies of texts and consider the implications for learning contexts. This unit provides a foundation to the discipline of English and will be the basis for two English units that follow.
|Unit name||Foundations of English|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Vinh To|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Semester 1||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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- apply knowledge of culture, language and literacy concepts and theories.
- analyse and interpret children's language choices in written texts.
- demonstrate academic and information literacy skills.
|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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|Assessment||Test or quiz (15%)|Assignment (40%)|Assignment (45%)|
|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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