EML439 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the primary years (8)
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. Students will engage in learning experiences that promote their ability to critically analyse texts for content, structure and language features. They will engage more deeply with contemporary theories of literacy learning and teaching, and learn a range of pedagogical strategies, including the use of technological innovation for comprehending, critiquing and constructing multimodal and digital texts in classrooms. Students will learn how to design sequences of learning which reflect a balanced approach to literacy teaching and draw on the NSW K-10 English Syllabus.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Bathurst Campus
Session 2 (60)
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Teacher Education
Subject Relationships
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to understand and apply theories of literacy learning and teaching
  • be able to explain connections between relevant theory, current issues and pedagogical practices
  • be able to analyse appropriate texts
  • be able to utilise a range of technologies, digital tools and ICTs
  • be able to utilise a range of curriculum and syllabus resources

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • sociocultural theories of language and literacy;
  • understanding texts and contexts;
  • designing lesson sequences;
  • teaching strategies;
  • understanding learners;
  • using technology; and
  • language and literacy across the curriculum.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.