EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning (8)

In this subject students will develop and consolidate their understanding of English content knowledge in the strands of language, literature and literacy with a focus on the early years (ages 4-8). They will consider the acquisition of reading and writing processes with an added focus on catering for the specific needs of individuals and models of pedagogy for teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, talking, viewing and representing in the early years. Students will develop their understandings of how technology influences literacies and co-construct a digital text with a child. Students will also develop skills in the analysis of young children's literacy work samples to determine students’ strengths and needs and identify teaching priorities related to relevant syllabus documents.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie
Wagga Wagga 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
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Education
Incompatable Subjects
EML210 EML322 EML433 ESL102 ESL201
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to develop and consolidate their understanding of English content knowledge in the strands of language, literature and literacy with a focus on the early years (ages 4-8);
  • be able consider the reading and writing processes at acquisition and the early stages of development and explore models of pedagogy for teaching and assessing reading, writing, listening, talking, viewing and representing in the early years;
  • understand how young children develop as speakers, listeners, readers and writers, viewers and representers;
  • understand how technology influences literacies
  • develop their skills in the analysis of young children's literacy work samples.
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Reading, viewing and listening in the early years
  • Writing, speaking and creating
  • Literacies and technology in the early years
  • Student data: collecting, analysing, using
Workplace Learning
This subject contains a 8 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students in the Bachelor of Education (K-12) will undertake a supervised placement in this subject, working within a classroom with a focus on children’s literacy in the early years of schooling for 8-10 days (at 6 hours a day in each session).

Students in the Bachelor of Education (EC&P) will work in classrooms for 1 day each week, in an embedded placement for 8 days (at 6 hours a day in each session). They will be assessed by the university subject coordinator and will work collaboratively with their associate teacher to undertake a task working with an individual or small group of children focussed on the planning, teaching and assessing of early literacy.

Throughout the semester the students will spend 8-10 days in Early Stage 1/Stage 1 classrooms in host schools. During the visits the students will act as helpers to their host teachers. They will undertake observation and practice tasks during the visits. Students will be provided with guides for their practice. School observations will be followed up with discussion in tutorials.

Contact
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.

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