Using a full heart to plan with the Australian Curriculum: English — With Dr Bree Hurn

Live cast Tuesday 19 September 2023

Get a sneak-peek inside the PETAA 2023 Annual Leading with Literacy Conference as we are joined by featured conference speaker Dr Bree Hurn. She has researched the ways in which teachers' knowledge about language impacts their self-efficacy and pedagogical decisions in literacy teaching. She also has a special interest in the potential effects of professional learning for enhancing teacher knowledge and subsequent practice. Bree is also an experienced primary teacher, literacy leader and education writer. 

Bree has been a lecturer in language and literacy at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) for the past 8 years and has worked on various early-years literacy projects for the Melbourne Archdiocese of Catholic Schools, the Department of Education (Victoria), the Department for Education (South Australia), and Brisbane Catholic Education. Bree delivers language and literacy professional learning to teachers and leaders in both the primary and secondary sectors and works with parent groups on creating quality home literacy learning environments. Bree is also the Course Coordinator of the Master of Teaching, Early Childhood and Primary at the University of Melbourne.

Discussion points and corresponding time-stamps:

  • 03:22: Heart analogy: setting the scene
  • 07:05: Three tiers of support
  • 09:28: The 10 instructional practices
  • 16:33: Exploring and integrating the three strands of the Australian Curriculum: English
  • 19:32: Considering contexts for learning
  • 22:21: Deep dive into the literature strand
  • 28:18: An approach to understanding and working within the Australian curriculum