Learning Area (Sec) English

Subject 483-126 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville, on-campus.

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 36 hours across the year
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Sub-major in English (literature or literary studies), orSub-major in writing or linguistics together with a part in English (literature or literary studies). Students whose initial degree is from a University in which the language of instruction and assessment is other than English must have an IELTS score of 8.0 (no band lower than 7.0) to enrol in this subject.
Corequisites: None
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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Catherine Reid
Subject Overview:

The course will familiarise students with the key English curriculum policy statements and how to plan and evaluate English lessons from Years 7-12 around these policies. This will involve consideration of issues to do with the teaching of young adult fiction, poetry, drama, film as text, approaches to writing, knowledge about language and the media. It will also involve considerations of the role of computers in English teaching, the evaluation of teaching resources and the development of a personal philosophy of English teaching.

Assessment: Assignments totalling 4000 words.
Prescribed Texts: To be advised in the first week of the course.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

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