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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester (Open Learning) 2010 (Open Learning)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr G Parr


EDF4406 English Education is a six point curriculum specialism unit, which enables preservice education students to build a strong foundation for their professional learning as teachers of English, literature, literacy and related subjects in secondary school (Years 7-12). Students develop their capabilities in developing appropriate curriculum and pedagogy in these curriculum areas. Through an examination of the national policy and various State-based curricula, students are familiarised with current developments in English literacy education.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically reflect on their beliefs, ethical practices and experiences in regard to subject English and in regard to their teaching of this subject;
  2. competently use a variety of communication strategies in different modes and in different teaching and learning contexts;
  3. actively participate in professional conversations about issues pertinent to English education;
  4. evaluate their own experiences of teaching English in schools and/or other settings; and
  5. design and publish text-related tasks and artefacts for students in schools and plan accompanying professional learning activities that could be used with peers and/or professional colleagues in schools.


This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: An evaluative piece focusing on the teaching of writing (2,000 words; 50%); Assessment task 2: Development of curriculum materials (and professional learning activities) related to the teaching of text (2,000 words equivalent; 50%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Graham Parr

Contact hours

3 hrs per week


Level 3, undergraduate degree, or by special permission, and at least a minor sequence in 'English literature' or 'Literary studies', or a minor sequence in 'Writing' together with a part in 'English literature' or 'Literary studies' , and must have passed in EDF4112 English language and literacy education or EDF5436


Students must be enrolled simultaneously in a professional experience unit(s).


EDF5437 English Education B