University of Technology Sydney

013232 English Teaching Methods 1

6cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring D 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 3 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session (post-PEx) will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10405 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) Master of Teaching Secondary Education
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 013411 English Teaching Methods 1 AND 028271 English Teaching Methods 1


This subject explores the skills and understandings required to be an effective secondary English teacher and how English teaching and curriculum in years 7 to 12 can be organised and managed for effective learning. The subject informs professional experience by combining theory with practice to provide teacher-education students with the skills and understanding required to begin to teach English in a secondary school. The subject includes study of the NSW secondary English syllabuses and an overview of the Australian Curriculum; an overview of current issues in education and the education sectors; an introduction to lesson planning, approaches to learning and teaching; ICT and resources for the English classroom; and different forms and functions of practical work and its role in learning and teaching English. This subject is a prerequisite for the other English Teaching Methods subjects and Professional Experience subjects.

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Autumn D session, City campus

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