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This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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|Subject Overview:||The English Language and Literacy LAS offers practical and theoretical perspectives on literacy and language studies beyond those covered in the English Learning Area subject. In English Language and Literacy A, the focus will be on the VCE subject 'English Language', requiring as this does, the development of a close knowledge about the structures and functions of the English language. By working with a range of literary and everyday texts (in spoken, written and electronic modes), teacher candidates will develop their own knowledge about language (KAL), examining language as a system at the phonological, lexical, syntactic, and discourse levels. We will also look broadly at the sociolinguistics of English in Australia as this relates to the senior school curriculum.|
|Assessment:||There are 2 assessment tasks: A detailed linguistic analysis (2000 words) due mid semester (50%) A unit of work (2000 words) due end of semester (50%)|
|Prescribed Texts:||VCE English Language Study Design (available online from VCAA web site) Grammar and Meaning: an introduction for teachers’ Louise Droga and Sally Humphrey, Target Texts, 2003|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
By the completion of the subject, teacher candidates will
On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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