Courses & Units

Developing Understandings of English EPR210

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Developing Understandings of English
Unit code EPR210
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Ms Emma Rutherford Vale
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
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Requisites

Prerequisites

EPR110 Foundations of English OR ESH110 Foundations of English OR EES160 Foundations of Literacy Support

Teaching

AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Test or quiz (10%)|Portfolio (40%)|Portfolio (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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