Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary Teaching)
Semester A – EG5761
This course is designed: to familiarise participants with current research on the processes involved in language development; to develop awareness and understanding of the principles, content and teaching approaches underpinning the approach to the teaching of language in the English Language Curriculum; to explore key elements of language development in the primary school related to the development of children’s writing skills; to familiarise participants with a range of teaching strategies to support children’s oral language development.
Semester A – EG5751
This course is designed to familiarise participants with current research on the processes involved in literacy development and with a range of teaching approaches to facilitate children’s reading development within the context of a balanced integrated instructional framework. These will be explained with reference to the principles, content and teaching approaches recommended in the English Language Curriculum.
Semester B – EG5742
This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of children’s language development, difficulties experienced by children in the acquisition of literacy, a range of assessment approaches to identify these precise difficulties, and an appreciation of the principles and procedures underpinning a differentiated and inclusive approach to language development in the classroom.
Semester C – EG5793
This course is designed to support participants in the development of collaborative learning and developing response to fiction and information texts through oral language activity and writing. It further seeks to underline the integrative nature of oral language, reading and writing in the English Language curriculum.