This is the first of two topics related to the teaching of English and literacy that are studied during this education course. In these interrelated topics, social and functional theories of teaching language are explored. This topic is taught in the context of the Australian Curriculum where English is built across three interrelated strands - Language, Literature and Literacy. This topic is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required to teach literacy and English in primary settings. In particular, the structure and nature of language and how it is acquired by diverse cohorts of students, a repertoire of professional practice and an understanding of variety of assessment strategies. Students in this topic undertake planning for teaching primary English and reflect on the approaches taken.
This topic aims to: