Programming and Planning for Subject
English - ENGLM503

The micro-credential explores the different methods through which English teachers can strategically plan and program classroom teaching and learning.

Through a 4 session series of lectures, interviews, workshops and assessments, participants will track trends in educational planning and consider the efficacy of various programming theories in their own English teaching context.

This micro-credential provides opportunities for participants to learn from other classroom practitioners and consider practical influences and constraints alongside theoretical frameworks. The micro-credential supports participants to develop working programs for individual classroom situations and supports teachers in their professional practice.

The micro-credential will be mapped against AITSL standards and is supported by a joint research project conducted by UWA English and Literary Studies and the WA English Teachers' Association.

Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, you'll receive:

  • Two PD Points
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
Online timetabled
Course dates
18 July - 8 August 2024

Registrations close

11 July 2024

Total effort - 50 hours comprising:
  • Seminars - 4 x 3 hours
  • Recorded mini-lecture per seminar - 1.5 hours
  • Reading/Reflective activities per seminar -1.5 hours
  • Assessment
  • Academic lead
    Professor Tanya Dalziell
    $440 inc. GST
    10% discount for WA English Teacher's Association (ETAWA) members
    Critical information summary
    ENGLM503 Programming and Planning for Subject
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    What you'll learn

    Participants will be able to:

    Interpret educational frameworks produced in varied cultural and historical contexts with sensitivity to the pedagogical theories, curriculum significance, and disciplinary impact

    Evaluate and make use of critical scholarship in the discipline of English Literary Studies and English Curriculum Studies

    Clearly express ideas, examples and arguments in appropriate written and oral forms

    Deploy skills of critical analysis and independent critical reasoning

    Critically and positively reflect upon own professional practice

    Evaluate established and new theories of learning and model best practice as a way to improve own performance


    Why study this course?

    The micro-credential is supported by the English Teachers Association of Western Australia and is informed by research from The Big Picture Project, a joint UWA/ETAWA project. This micro-credential is one in a series designed to support English teacher and is aligned with the AITSL standards.

    Who should study this course?

    • Secondary teachers looking to upskill their knowledge and experience of teaching English in the classroom

    Recommended prior knowledge

    • Recognised teaching degree

    What's next after this course?

    There is a suite of UWA Plus micro-credentials designed for teaching secondary English. Find all the options under 'Education' on the UWA Plus page. You may also be interested in finding out more about Humanities Postgraduate Courses or the Master of Education. If you have successfully completed UWA Plus micro-credentials to a total of 6 PD Points you may be eligible for credit when commencing one of these courses.


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