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EDX1270 English Curriculum and Pedagogy in Lower Primary

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Early Child or Primary or Primary+Special Ed or Special Ed or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary) or BECH or BGEN or BEED or BPED. Enrolment is not permitted in EDX1270 if EHE1100 has been previously completed.


Participation in many aspects of Australian life is dependent on effective communication in Standard Australian English. Developing effective skills for the teaching of English is one of the principal tasks of all teachers. Australian Teacher Education programmes must meet Australian Standards for accreditation including study in English as a priority Learning Area. Teachers of English should be familiar with theories of literacy pedagogy, along with research-based strategies that facilitate planning for effective English teaching and learning with diverse groups of learners. Understanding the codes and conventions of speaking, reading and writing, as well as diagnosing student learning needs is a vital part of English teachers’ work.

This course is part of a suite of four English courses for primary pre-service educators. The course provides foundational knowledges and skills to teach English literacy with a specific focus on the needs of lower primary students. A variety of approaches to the teaching of English 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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022