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Semester 2 (Extended)
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English 2 is offered to Teacher Candidates wishing to specialise in English teaching from Years 7 to 12.
This builds on Learning Area English 1 focus on further developing Teacher Candidates’ subject and pedagogical content knowledge to create productive learning environments that empower learners; to interpret, design and implement relevant curriculum and pedagogy, integrating digital technologies and resources that engage students in their learning; and developing teaching practices that promote participation and inclusion to meet the needs of diverse learners.
English LAS 2 will include: a closer study of each of the English subjects taught in the post compulsory years of schooling (including VCE, VET, VCAL, ACARA and IB curricula. It will also provide opportunity to explore some of the key issues in English teaching, such as teaching for equitable outcomes, approaches to assessment, text selection and best approaches to supporting the literacy development of diverse learners.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, Teacher Candidates should be able to:
Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
- Show a developed capacity to critically reflect on research into how students learn and understand the concepts, substance, structure and implications for effective teaching practice, in English including the creation of effective learning environments (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1)
- Consistently select appropriate strategies to differentiate teaching in English to meet specific needs of students, drawing on digital technologies and literacy and numeracy understandings in order to engage and empower students in their learning (Graduate Standards 1.5, 2.5, 2.6, 3.3 & 3.4)
- Evaluate teaching programs relevant to subject English in order to improve learning and to determine the effectiveness of strategies and resources (Graduate Standards 3.6).
- Use assessment strategies including formal and informal diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess and to support students’ learning in English (Graduate Standards 5.1 & 5.4).
This subject will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship
Last updated: 29 April 2020