Teaching English 1 (EDSE3044)


This unit of study is the first of three curriculum methodology units designed to equip you to teach secondary English and develop your professional identity as a high school English teacher. This unit will introduce you to the theories and principles of teaching and learning in subject English, raise your awareness of the debates and issues relevant to teaching English, and develop your understanding of the New South Wales English K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.

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Further unit of study information


1x3-hr seminar/wk for 8 wks, 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 8 wks, 1x4-hr school visit for 1 wk


tutorial contribution (10%), 2000wd research tasks (30%), and 4000wd professional development portfolio (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

72 credit points, including 12 Senior credit points from (Australian Literature, or English)

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.