|Short Description:||English C&P in Early Primary 2|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070101 - Teacher Education: Early Child|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: EDE3009 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Early Childhood) or BECH or BEED
Enrolment is not permitted in ECL2200 if EDX2170 has been previously completed
Students must have successfully completed second year Professional Experience courses (see pre-requisites) in order to enrol in this course. Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course.
Before commencing this course students will be assumed to have read the full details of Professional Experience particulars and familiarised themselves with the requirements. Please see the Education Placement Professional Experience website https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience and the Professional Experience Book for full details.
State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland must hold a valid Blue Card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html OR Exemption Card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/faqs/exemption-card-faqs.html
Provided a blue card renewal application has been submitted at least 30 days before expiry of the current card, the blue card will remain active while the renewal application is processed (details available at https://bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/whendoineedtoapply.html).
Blue Card Services cannot process a form dated more than 16 weeks prior to lodgement. In addition, a representative of USQ or a Justice of the Peace, must sight the applicant’s identification documents and check the information on the form, before signing and dating the USQ declaration (refer to https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/education-placements/blue-card).
Where a student is denied approval for a blue card, enrolment in any initial teacher education program will be withdrawn (refer to https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/disqualification.html).
If undertaking Professional Experience outside of Queensland, students are advised to check the Working with Children requirements of the state within which Professional Experience will be undertaken (refer to https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/education-placements/working-with-children).
The teaching of reading and writing in the early years is central to this course. So too is the understanding of the importance and impact of oral language on the development of literacy practices. A broad definition of oral language is utilised which includes phonology, grammar, morphology, vocabulary, discourse and pragmatics. A variety of approaches to the teaching of reading and writing are explored, including appropriate play-based methods. Children's literature will be explored in order to develop a flexible repertoire of practices and resources that assist planning.
Pre-service educators will consider research-based models of literacy pedagogy including play-based pedagogies for teaching and assessing reading and writing processes with an added focus on catering for the specific needs of individuals. The English Curriculum content knowledge in the strands of language, literature and literacy with a focus on the early years (ages 3.5 - 8) will be introduced to facilitate the planning of literacy experiences. Pre-service educators will also develop skills in the analysis of young children's literacy work samples to determine learners' strengths and needs and identify teaching priorities related to relevant syllabus documents.
Pre-Service Educators will learn to design and plan integrated and inclusive learning opportunities, authentic assessment tasks and use data to challenge and support a diverse range of literacy learners.
A 15-day professional experience placement is attached to this course. For full details of the Professional Experience particulars, please refer to the Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book.