How the English Language Works G (11342.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Graduate Level|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which language varies across social contexts;
2. Analyse the contextual and textual demands of academic and literate language across the curriculum;
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the linguistics of sentences, including word classes, phrases, and clauses;
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the linguistics of words, including phonological, morphological and etymological understanding; and
5. Apply knowledge about written language to assessment of students' needs, achievements and progress in school learning.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesThis unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Primary Teaching course.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Kym Simoncini|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Rachel Cunneen|
Adoniou, M. (2016). Spelling it Out: How Words Work and how to Teach Them. Cambridge University Press (Required)
Derewianka, B. M. (2011). A new grammar companion for teachers. Marrickville, NSW, Primary English Teaching Association Australia (Highly recommended)
*More resources will be provided via Canvas
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Responsibility for correct submission
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit Convener or tutor. Further, it is the responsibility of students to ensure that they are correctly enrolled in the unit and that the tutor and Student Administration have their correct contact details.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to uplaod the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant Canvas site. If the unit convenor and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted. Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
Use of text matching software
This unit contributes to developing core Graduate Teacher standards, as outlined in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Throughout the unit, reference will be made to the respective standards and items to use as evidence of developing understanding or attainment. Students will record in their Professional Teaching Standards Portfolio (PTSP) information and evidence of their understanding or achievement, for each core standard examined. Toward the end of the unit, students will share the evidence they have recorded.
While the PTSP is not submitted as part of the unit assessment, it is expected that, as an emerging member of the profession, students will maintain and continue to grow their portfolio throughout each placement. Portfolios will be assessed in the capstone unit.
The use of URKUND is the default position of the university.
Student should be aware submission of fraudulent documentation has potential serious consequences including suspension and/or exclusion from the University and that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the ADE for investigation as a prescribed authority.
Attendance at all scheduled sessions in this unit is compulsory and absences could result in a fail. All absences need to be supported by appropriate documentation (e.g. medical certificate).
Successful engagement with all learning activities in this accredited Initial Teacher Education course is necessary to demonstrate that you have met the Graduate career stage of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (AITSL, 2011).
It is recognised that sometimes absence is unavoidable. If you are absent for more than two sessions, however, your engagement with the unit could be considered unsatisfactory.
Required IT skills
UC Entry Level Skills
Work placement, internships or practicums