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Unit of Study TCH10174 - Curriculum Specialisation: English I (2018)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    7

  • Level of learning

    Intermediate

  • Former School/College


Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 demonstrate broad and critical understanding of the concepts and content of the Years 7-10, including recent theory and research, contemporary perspectives and issues, and cultural contexts of relevance
2 understand and discuss the role of the English syllabus in the secondary curriculum
3 develop engaging and appropriate units of work and lesson plans related to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from either the English Years 7-10 syllabus, demonstrating familiarity with the required syllabus outcomes, objectives, key competencies, knowledge, skills and understandings
4 apply current pedagogical theory including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework to the development of effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with a diversity of learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with English in Stages 4 and 5
5 exhibit a well-developed ability to utilise a range of strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes, to recognise how learners use their current understanding to discover, develop and incorporate new skills, knowledge and understanding, and to report the achievement of learning outcomes
6 identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of a standards-referenced assessment framework
7 prepare units of work and marking criteria using outcomes in the Years 7-10 syllabus with a particular emphasis on either: reading/writing, listening/speaking or viewing/representing.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate broad and critical understanding of the concepts and content of the Years 7-10, including recent theory and research, contemporary perspectives and issues, and cultural contexts of relevance
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. understand and discuss the role of the English syllabus in the secondary curriculum
    • GA4:
  3. develop engaging and appropriate units of work and lesson plans related to selected theoretical and practical content and learning outcomes from either the English Years 7-10 syllabus, demonstrating familiarity with the required syllabus outcomes, objectives, key competencies, knowledge, skills and understandings
    • GA4:
  4. apply current pedagogical theory including the NSW DEC Quality Teaching Framework to the development of effective teaching and learning strategies that encourage students with a diversity of learning needs, styles and cultural backgrounds to engage effectively with English in Stages 4 and 5
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. exhibit a well-developed ability to utilise a range of strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes, to recognise how learners use their current understanding to discover, develop and incorporate new skills, knowledge and understanding, and to report the achievement of learning outcomes
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  6. identify and critically examine assessment and reporting procedures and strategies in the context of a standards-referenced assessment framework
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. prepare units of work and marking criteria using outcomes in the Years 7-10 syllabus with a particular emphasis on either: reading/writing, listening/speaking or viewing/representing.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.