EML441 Curriculum Method 1: English (8)

This subject requires students to critically engage with conceptualisations of the English curriculum and examine how these are represented in mandated curriculum documents. This subject examines the wide-ranging nature of English curriculum content with attention given to each of the three significant strands in English curriculum, namely language, literature and literacy, and including multiliteracies and multimodal texts. Students develop knowledge and skill in applying professional principles and practices appropriate to the design, implementation and assessment of high quality Stage 4 and 5 English curriculum teaching and learning programs that cater for the needs of diverse learners.


Session 1 (30)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML441. 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 Education

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed EML493 as it shares similar content.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to examine and explain principles, practices and models of pedagogy for teaching and learning in Stages 4 & 5 English;
  • be able to explain how Stages 4 & 5 English curriculum content is organised, including the application of the cross-curriculum priorities and general capabilities;
  • be able to plan secondary English lessons to include quality teaching, learning and assessment strategies, including ICT strategies, and provide for differentiation of learning strategies for diverse learners;
  • be able to examine and explain the range of modes employed in multimodal text design; and
  • be able to discuss the place of secondary English across the continuum of learning in English K-12 and in the broader school curriculum including the development of students' literacy, digital literacy and numeracy capabilities in English.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • English Syllabuses K-10 and 11-12: The Curriculum Continuum Overview
  • English Curriculum Issues: The literacy debates
  • Literacy and numeracy strategies in teaching English
  • Planning for Quality English Teaching in Secondary Classrooms
  • Content selection and content organisation in English
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Assessment in English
  • Planning, structuring and sequencing learning programs in English
  • Using appropriate teaching strategies in lesson planning
  • Selecting and using quality teaching and learning resources
  • Evaluating and improving teaching programs
  • Managing classroom teaching and learning activities in English
  • Pedagogies for teaching English: reading, writing, visual texts, multimodal and digital texts
  • Inclusive teaching in English - diverse learners and differentiated teaching strategies

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EML441 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Teaching and learning secondary english
English lesson plans & multimodal text annotations

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.