Welcome – Important ETAWA Information
It is with regret that we advise our members and ATAR Literature students that Good Answers: Literature will not be published in 2017.
Problems were encountered due to misunderstandings about access to the electronically scanned Literature scripts and, as a result, an insufficient number of responses were accessed before they were no longer available.We strongly believe that the authenticity of student scripts is the foundation of the publication and substituting numerous responses with model scripts written after the event would have created a misleading and potentially inaccurate representation of the ATAR Literature standard and style.
We were reluctant to make the decision to withdraw Good Answers: Literature as we understand the implications of this decision for teachers and students. The ETAWA is committed to supporting students and teachers of Literature and will therefore compile a revision resource for the ATAR Literature course and examination. This publication will be freely available in PDF form on the ETAWA website at the beginning of Term 3.
We apologise to teachers and students for this situation; however, we felt that the best interests of both teachers and students are being served by the course of action we are taking. We are confident that the same issues will not occur in 2018 now that we are fully aware of the implications of online scripts and look forward to producing the usual high-quality publication next year.
All schools, individuals and organisations which have ordered and pre-paid for copies will be fully refunded.
Investigating Literary Knowledge in the Making of English Teachers
Are you an English teacher? Are you interested in sharing your views about teaching English? Contribute to important national research by completing a short survey about your experience as an English teacher.
To complete the survey please click here.
English teachers in their first year of teaching in NSW, VIC, or WA are also sought to be interviewed for the project. The commitment is an interview once each year for the next three years.
Potential interviewees do not need to be in the same school for three years, though we would prefer any teachers with ‘temporary’ status to have the intention of at least seeking longer-term block periods in a few schools, as opposed to day-to-day casual relief in many different schools. Ultimately, we would like to interview a mix of teachers with permanent positions and those who have experience in more than one context through long-term block periods in schools. To be involved please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ‘Investigating Literary Knowledge in the Making of English Teachers’ project aims to produce a new empirical study of the role of literary knowledge in the making of English teachers and will contribute to future planning for teachers, schools, and Government. The project team includes experienced researchers from the University of Melbourne, Western Sydney University, the University of Western Australia and Deakin University and is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant (DP160101084).
CURTIN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION VOLUNTEERS
A number of Curtin School of Education Bachelor of Education (Secondary, with an English major)
Pre service teachers have expressed interest in volunteering to work alongside a class teacher to support students with low literacy levels.
These pre service teachers are highly motivated and understand the centrality of in-school experience in preparing themselves for a career in education.
Curtin has formal procedures around volunteering and students do get recognition on their academic transcript if they complete a specified number of hours.
Metropolitan schools interested in having second or third year students working on a voluntary basis in the English/ literacy areas.
Please contact Jocelyn Cook for additional information.
phone: 9266 5624 (Mon to Thurs)
PESA is a public speaking competition for students in years 11 & 12 held in each state between February and July since 1978. YOU are invited to Register and meet the challenge to test your use of the English language and to gain confidence in speaking in public. See attached flyer for further information