DEC Scan Journal : Volume 34 Issue 2
2015 Volume 34, Issue 2 7 Contents Editorial Reflections Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews Michael Murray is an education consultant who was formerly the Chief Education Officer, English, with NSW Department of Education and Communities. This article outlines how teachers of English can support students to select texts of their own choosing, to enhance their understanding of the Area of Study: Discovery. Area of Study is an important component of three HSC English courses: Standard, Advanced and English as a Second Language (ESL). It is, in fact, the common component of the Standard and Advanced courses, tested by a common exam paper (Paper 1). ESL has its own version of the Area of Study, called Language Study in Area of Study, which as the title suggests, has a stronger language focus. In a previous article in Scan, Michael Murray outlined the broad requirements of the English Stage 6 Syllabus (the Syllabus) for Area of Study, as well as the specific requirements of English Stage 6: prescriptions:Area of Study, electives and texts: Higher School Certificate 2015–2020. (Prescriptions) for the study of a particular concept in Area of Study for this year, and the next five years: Discovery. Working for success in Area of Study: Discovery Marzolino/Shutterstock.com DEC gratefully acknowledges English Teachers’ Association NSW for giving permission to repurpose material originally written by Michael Murray for ETA’s Area of Study Discovery: the concept online esource.
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