Cradle Coast, Launceston
In this second English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110/EPR110 in language, closely integrating this with the Literacy Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit 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. An emphasis of study will also be on teaching children writing, with a close study of text types and grammar. Throughout the unit there is also a strong focus on the pedagogical imperatives underpinning the English curriculum including explicit teaching, assessing student work and catering for diverse learners. You will learn to apply this knowledge by developing a portfolio of lesson plans in reading and writing across both of the assessment pieces in this unit.
|Unit name||Developing Understandings of English|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Damon Thomas|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||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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- apply theoretical knowledge about the English discipline
- analyse and describe written texts
- design a portfolio of lessons / experiences for the teaching of: (a) reading; and (b) writing, in response to specific outcomes and diverse student needs
|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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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesEPR110 Foundations of English OR ESH110 Foundations of English OR EES160 Foundations of Literacy Support
|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Test or quiz (10%)|Portfolio (40%)|Portfolio (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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