How the English Language Works G (11342.1)
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|Academic Program Area - Education||Graduate Level|| 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.
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Adoniou, M. (2016 or 2022). Spelling it Out: How Words Work and how to Teach Them. Cambridge University Press.
Highly recommended for Use in Assignment Two:
Zeegers, M. (2013). Grammar Matters. Oxford University Press.
Daffern, T. (2018). The components of spelling: Instruction and assessment for the linguistic inquirer. Literacy Education Solutions.
Daffern, T., & Mackenzie, N. M. (Eds.). (2020). Teaching Writing: Effective approaches for the middle years. Routledge.
Derewianka, B. M. (2011). A new grammar companion for teachers. Primary English Teachers Association Australia.
Derewianka, B., & Jones, P. (2016). Teaching language in context. Oxford University Press.
Tompkins, G., Campbell, R., Green, D., & Smith, C. (2018). Literacy for the 21st century (3rd edition). Pearson Australia.
Topfer, C., & Arendt, D. (2017). Guiding thinking for effective spelling. Cengage.
Wing Jan, L. (2015). Write Ways (4th edition). Oxford University Press.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload 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 convener 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.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
You will attend and participate in a three hour workshop each week. Additional hours will be composed of planning, undertaking reading and researching for your assignment tasks.
Reading and private study 50 hours
Workshop and online participation: 50 hours
Assessment tasks: 50 hours
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. Students will be expected to access all unit materials via the Canvas website and to keep up to date with online announcements.
Required text: Adoniou, M. Spelling it Out: How Words Work and how to Teach Them (rrp $30.99)
Copies will also be available in the UC Library
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers delivering this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.