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

Abstract

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 Modes and Location

Session 1
On CampusAlbury-Wodonga Campus
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusDubbo Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
On CampusWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EPT127
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Education

Enrolment restrictions

Incompatible subject(s)
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

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 8 days duration. 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.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.