Teaching HSC English 2009

Professional Learning Major Events - 2009 Archive

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Saturday 21 February 2009 8:30am–5pm

This one-day event presented by the Arts, English and Literacy Education (AELE) Research Network, is a valuable opportunity for all teachers of the NEW HSC English Prescriptions.

With the introduction of the new HSC English Prescriptions for 2009, this conference provides English teachers with an opportunity to engage in workshops and presentations that are directly relevant to teaching and learning in HSC English. The focus of the day will be on practical, innovative approaches to teaching the new Area of Study and the Modules and Electives. The workshops and presentations will cover:

  • prescribed texts in the Standard, Advanced, Extension, and ESL HSC English courses
  • practical approaches to modules and new electives
  • practical approaches to prescribed texts
  • teaching film, media and multimedia at senior secondary level
  • utilising digital technology to promote and enhance learning in HSC English
  • preparing students for examinations
  • successful strategies for teaching creative writing in Stage 6
  • planning, programming, assessing and resourcing for the new Area of Study
  • Board of Studies and DET support documents, resources and policies relevant to teaching HSC English
  • innovative approaches to engaging students in HSC English (emphasis on Standard and ESL)
  • effective strategies for teaching and learning in English Extension 1, and
  • a model for successfully teaching English Extension 2


  • Alice Pung Author
    Unpolished Gem
  • Don Carter, Inspector, English (NSW Board of Studies) and Michael Murray, Chief Education Officer, English NSW DET
    The List Under the Reading Lamp: A Scrutiny of HSC English Prescriptions 2009-2012 and the Challenges and Opportunities Presented by the Document to Teachers


Other speakers include The Honourable Tanya Pilbersek MP (speaking on Jane Austen’s fiction), and J C Burke (Author of The Story of Tom Brennan).

For a full listing of the day's speakers and session time download the program (pdf).

Fees & registration

Individuals $260 / Groups $230 per person (GST inclusive)
Download a flyer and registration form (pdf)


Education Building (A35), Manning Rd, The University of Sydney, Camperdown

Go to online map (Map Ref 13G)


Conference Administration
Please email or or phone: 9036 6038 / 9351 2625

Please email or phone 9351 4799