028252 English Education 36cp; 1hpw (lecture), 1.5hpw (tutorial/workshop) 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): (028250 English Education 1 OR 012208 English Education 1) AND (028251 English Education 2 OR 012209 English Education 2) AND (72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10350 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10349 Bachelor of Education (Primary) Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10209 Bachelor of Arts Educational Studies OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09082 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Honours))
This subject, the final of the foundation subjects for teaching English in primary classrooms, expands ideas that have been introduced in English 1 and English 2. The expanded practices look particularly at English language learners, the types of texts used in classrooms and how to organise a literacy-rich classroom.
English language learners – those who are learning English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D, formerly ESL) – have specific linguistic and cultural needs. The subject will look at strategies and policies that support all students in a multilingual/multicultural classroom setting. This includes being familiar with the ESL Scales (NSW DET) and EAL/D Resource (ACARA) as well as programs designed to support English learning in the primary school.
The focus on texts will consider multimodal texts, the features of picture books, video, online reading sources and spoken texts that teachers draw upon for curriculum content. The subject will consider how to support students to access such texts and the opportunities these texts provide for building knowledge of language and content.
As the final subject before students complete their degree, this subject will consider models and strategies for creating a workable literacy classroom.
Autumn D session, City campus
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