20 credits at level HE5
Acquiring introductory knowledge about teaching English in schools from primary to Advanced level
Gaining an introductory knowledge about learning styles and the relationship of those styles to teaching methods
Developing basic skills in identyifying materials and preparing classroom exercises pertinent to specific age groups
Increasing employability by helping students to make a realistic choice about English teaching as a career and to enhance the ability to construct c.v.s and letters of application specifically for teaching posts
1. Teaching and Learning Styles
2. Child Language Acquisition
3. The Teaching of Reading
4. The Reading and Writing of Poetry
5. National Curriculum for English and Schemes of Work
6. Theory and Philosophy of Teaching English
7. Comprehension Work
8. Teaching Drama
9. Reading: Encouraging Students to REad
10. Preparing students for public exams.
11. Writing and Planning Stories
12.Speaking and Listening Work: Teaching Shakespeare
This module will consist of fourteen 3 hr sessions (42 hours) which will consist of mini-lecture or input from the lecturer or guest speaker and class and pair/group discussion.
There will sometimes be an equal balance between our focus on primary and secondary sector, but more often the focus will be upon one or the other.
The remaining 158 hours will be devoted to preparatory reading of primary and secondary materials and preparation for the completion of assignments.
This module will use two forms of assessment namely:
1. One 2,000 word essay to be presented by Week 10 of the module. The essay will be chosen from a list which covers theoretical and philosophical aspects of English teaching and will show evidence of research and will meet acadmic conventions of presentation
2. A dated dossier to be kept during the course and presented for assessment in week 14. The dossier will include: requested preparation for session; notes for exercises and lesson plans undertaken; c.v. and letter of application; a reflective piece created between week 12 and the final session
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||understand the delivery of national curriculum English in the classroom as that delivery relates to SATS (primary and secondary) GCSE, AS and A level||devise appropriate exercises relating to extracts/texts to achieve the best fit at different levels throughout the educational spectrum|
|2.||comprehend alternative approaches to the delivery of language and literature in the classroom||present a coherent and convincing argument relating to approaches to the delivery of English language and literature|
|3.||be familiar with the basics of children's language development||summarise clearly the basics of children's language development in dossier notes|
|4.||have acquired the ability to devise taching materials relating to poetry, the novel and dramatic literature (including Shakespeare)||produce effective lesson plans for teaching poetry, the novel and the dramatic text|
|5.||be able to appreciate and reflect upon the many dimensions of teaching English||reflect upon own understanding of the many facets of teaching English in the classroom|
|6.||be able to complete a c.v. and complete a letter of application as appropriate to a teaching post||submit a c.v. and letter of application which are formatted appropriately|
|7.||enhance the use of IT for the retrieval and presentation of information||provide an extensive and up-to-date bibliography of materials and websites compiled throughout the module and present course work in accordance with accepted conventions of presentation|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2000 word essay||Dossier|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Chambers, Ellie and Gregory, Marshall. Teaching and Learning English Literature. London: Sage, 2004.
Clarke, Stephen et al. The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher. London: Paul Chapman, 2004.
Crystal, David. Listen to Your Child. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986
Crystal, David. The English Language. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1990
English Teaching.co.uk. Online. Available: http://www.english-teaching.co.uk/
Golding, William. The Lord of the Flies (any edition)
Goodwyn, Andrew and Branson, Jane. Teaching English: a handbook for primary and secondary school teachers. London: Routledge/Falmer, 2004.
Montgomery, Martin. An Introduction to Language and Society, 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 1995.
Peim, Nick. Changing English? Rethinking the politics of English Teaching. Sheffield: NATE, 2003.
Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream (preferably Arden edition)
Teachlit.co.uk: English Teaching Online. Available: http://www.teachit.co.uk/
Trudgill, Peter. Sociolinguistics: an introduction to language and society, 4th ed.. London, Penguin, 2000.
Wilson, Angela and Scanlon, Julie. Language Knowledge for Prinary Teachers, 3rd. ed. London: David Fulton, 2005
Wyse, Dominic and Jones, Russell. Teaching English, Language and Literacy. London: Routledge/Falmer, 2001.
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