2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
In Person Attendance Requirements Students who are completing professional experience placements are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchronous sessions during the placement.
Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.
This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, independent study and 1 x 3-hour scheduled seminar per non-placement teaching week (approx. 6-9 weeks).
This includes engagement with materials, responses to tasks, regular forum posting and responding to others, scheduled synchronous online discussions and independent study during non-placement teaching weeks (approx. 6-9 weeks).
It is highly recommended that you attend scheduled synchronous discussions in CloudDeakin throughout the trimester.
This unit provides students with a grounding in the pedagogical principles and practice of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). Students will learn how to plan for, teach and assess in a CLIL program, considering the specific requirements of an approach integrating language and discipline areas. This unit aims to deepen students’ understanding of the relationship between language, concepts, cognition and communication, and to develop further teachers’ capacity to scaffold and support their students’ learning through a second language.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of CLIL pedagogy and the theoretical considerations underpinning CLIL; demonstrate sound understanding of the relationship between language, content, communication and cognition, and its implication for teaching through a second language
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
Demonstrate a broad understanding of policies, practices, and approaches of Content and Language Integrated Learning in different contexts and countries, as well as the different models of CLIL programs
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship
Apply practical skills to plan for, teach, implement and evaluate CLIL units/programs; demonstrate in-depth knowledge and effective techniques in integrating the pedagogies of Languages and other discipline areas when teaching and assessing in a CLIL unit/program
GLO4: Critical thinking
Demonstrate strategies for working in linguistically heterogeneous classrooms with regards to effective scaffolding of everyday and discipline-specific language, to support the students' language learning and their comprehension of discipline knowledge and content, and to promote language and intercultural awareness
Identify the appropriate CLIL model for their teaching contexts, demonstrate sound knowledge of the appropriate and relevant resources for their program; engage in professional and community networks, and professional discussions to continuously broaden knowledge and improve practice
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ETL716 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list.
Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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