This subject develops and consolidates students' understanding of English content knowledge in the strands of language, literature and literacy with a focus on the primary years of schooling and the diversity of literacy classrooms in Australia. Students will revise and expand their understandings of current research in literacy for Stages 2 and 3 and apply that research to their own practice. Students will engage in learning experiences that promote their abilities to critically analyse texts and resources for their use in Stage 2 and 3 classrooms, with a specific focus on digital and multimodal texts and their implications for critical literacy, text deconstruction, manipulation, and reconstruction. They will engage with culturally sustaining literacy pedagogies that promote understanding of and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, languages, and histories. Students will evaluate and choose resources to plan literacy activities that are sequential, align with the NSW syllabus and related resources, and promote dynamic literacy instruction in Stages 2 and 3; they will explore ways feedback and assessment work in unit and lesson planning. Students in EML530 will also explore and develop metacognitive teaching skills that are foundational tools in reflective practice.
School of Teacher Education
This subject is only available to Master of Teaching (Primary) students.
This subject is not available to students who have completed EML439.
EML439 Paired Subject
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