Preparing for Year 12 English in 2018

Presented by: Ross Huggard

Event Information: 6 PD Hours

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This highly interactive workshop is targeted at teachers currently teaching, or planning to teach, the Year 12 Units 3 and 4 VCE English course, which is being implemented for the second time in 2018, following the inception of the parallel and preparatory Year 11 course in 2016.

The workshop will explore the essential new and changed elements in this course, and aims to assist participants in appreciating the nature of these key features, as well as reflecting on the resulting changes to pedagogy. It will be assumed that participants have already had access to the new Study Design and possess a basic familiarity with the document. However, there will still be a careful unpacking of the essential knowledge and skills and assessment tasks during the session.

There will be ample time and opportunity for questions to be posed and an exploration of practical implementation issues. By the end of the session, participants should have acquired a confidence with both the nature of the key changes as well as an appreciation of ways in which these might be implemented in their own school setting.

Areas to be covered include:

  • How the skills are carefully scaffolded and build on those established in Units 1 & 2
  • Examining the teaching of creative writing about set texts and possible student SAC approaches, recognising that this is an non-examinable style of writing
  • Intensive focus on the 2018 List 2 of 8 paired texts, including an exploration of teaching approaches and ways of skilling students to be able to compare the issues, ideas and themes in set texts and how these are presented
  • Skilling students to appreciate how argument operates together with language to persuade a target audience
  • Developing the capacity in students to prepare and deliver persuasive oral presentations on a contentious issue, which have an overt argumentative structure
  • Developing the capacity to write analyses which explore both how argument and language operate conjointly to persuade an intended audience
  • Skilling students to write their persuasive texts which embody all the attributes of effective persuasion they have understood and analysed in other media texts
  • Skilling students appropriately for the end of year exam
  • Identifying scheduling considerations within the school

Event Details:

  Saturday 9th December, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Jasper Hotel
489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

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  Target Audience: Secondary Teachers.
  $328.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Ross Huggard has taught Years 11 and 12 English and Literature for over 37 years and is an experienced VCAA assessor (over 30 years) and published author. He frequently prepares and delivers presentations statewide to students and PD for teachers.

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