Unpacking Texts and Producing Resources in the English Classroom

The micro-credential explores the process of teaching fiction and non-fiction texts, from initial teacher reading to classroom delivery.

Through a series of lectures, interviews, workshops and activities, participants will investigate different reasons for selecting texts for study and consider how to structure student learning for the classroom and online.

The micro-credential will model effective teacher practice demonstrating text selection, syllabus and concept identification, learning structures and activity sequencing, and discuss methods of measuring students' skills, knowledge and progress.

This micro-credential will provide participants with opportunities and support to develop their own teaching and learning resources, will be mapped against the AITSL standards and will be led by educators with extensive experience in producing resources for the classroom and for publication. It is supported by research jointly conducted by UWA English and Literary Studies and the English Teachers' Association of WA.

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
This micro-credential is being offered in a choice of two modes: Online (September 2022) or On-campus (January 2023)
Course date
Online course 27 September - 10 November 2022
On-campus course 16 January - 20 January 2023
Total effot - 50 hours. Both online and on-campus include
  • Classes 2hrs x 6
  • Reading 2hrs x 6
  • Lectures 1hrs (4x15min) x 6
  • Weekly engagement (quiz and discussion forums) 1hr x 6
  • Final Assessment 14hrs
  • Academic lead
    Professor Tanya Dalziell
    $440 inc. GST
    Critical information summary
    ENGLM506 Unpacking Texts and Producing Resources in the English Classroom [PDF 246KB]

    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?

    Unpacking Texts and Producing Resources in the English Classroom reinforces teacher knowledge of educational concepts, curriculum structures and English pedagogy. 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 teachers 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.


    Applications are open.

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