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012209 English Education 2

6cp; availability: exchange and study abroad students with faculty approval
Requisite(s): 012208 English Education 1 OR 024211 English Education 1
Anti-requisite(s): 028251 English Education 2



This subject focuses on developing a range of literacy strategies for the teaching of reading and writing, listening and speaking, and viewing and representing in the primary school. It further develops students' knowledge and understanding of the NSW English K–10 Syllabus; the concept of multiliteracies and the nature of literacy development; and knowledge, skills and strategies to teach children to read and write for different purposes, audiences and contexts.

Students analyse and evaluate a range of reading practices such as shared, guided, independent reading; 'code-breaker', text participant and text-user roles; text analysis practices; and approaches to writing including the genre and process writing. They also explore reading assessment strategies such as diagnostic assessment, reading checklists, reading profiles, running records and cumulative files. They investigate and evaluate a range of strategies to develop children's handwriting, teach and assess children's imaginative, analytical and interpretive writing including the use of portfolios, developing criteria and standardised testing.

Students explore addressing the literacy needs of EAL/D, special needs and gifted and talented children through the development of strategies to provide children with the scope to respond to and compose a variety of imaginative, analytical and interpretive texts.

This subject requires students to respond to a range of print, visual, multimodal, digital and multimedia texts and contexts to develop proficiency in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the literacy development of children K–6. They investigate the uses and benefits of ICT in the classroom and develop their awareness of ethical behaviour in the use of ICT.

Students undertake reading, writing, viewing and representing activities of their own. Students come to appreciate a diversity of language contexts within a multicultural society and gain increasing facility in describing how language works, not only in reading and writing but also across all key learning areas.

Current theories/research about reading and writing are analysed and evaluated with a focus on the implications for teaching/learning in the primary school context.

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