ETL700 - Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms
2020 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)|
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
|Unit Chair:||Trimester 1: Ruth Arber|
Trimester 2: Ruth Arber
|Typical study commitment:|
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus:|
1 x 3-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud:|
4 x 1-hour Blackboard Collaborate sessions for cloud students
This unit examines EAL and TESOL pedagogies for primary and secondary teachers, the debates and issues which underpin those issues and the development of pedagogies for diverse students in different socio-cultural and institutional contexts in Australia and overseas.
The unit considers approaches and methods related to teaching language form and communication and the ways these can be integrated into programs that include cultural and language awareness and content based teaching for students in diverse contexts.
The unit includes an overview of the ways that students learn languages, the different language, educational and learning experiences that students bring to the classrooms, the engagement of students within language classrooms and within social contexts which are cultured and empowered, Students examine the development of popular methods and approaches; current research and its implications for the teaching of speaking, listening, reading and writing; the development of multi-literacies, approaches for teaching language form, communication and culture, the development of integrated approached for teaching EAL and TESOL and the engagement of that skill and knowledge for different genres of literature.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Reflect on your present understanding of language learning and teaching
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship
|Analyse current research and theory and its implication for diverse learners and different contexts|| |
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
|Critically assess the implications of current theory and research when applied to the complexity of the language classroom environment; demonstrate knowledge of EAL/D pedagogy and resources|| |
GLO5: Problem solving
Construct a comprehensive and informed personal theory and practice of second or foreign language learning and teaching
Demonstrate the ways your evolving theory of practice can be implemented in real educational contexts
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
|Assessment Description||Student output||Grading and weighting |
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week|
Assessment 1 - Essay
|2500 words||50%||Week 7|
|Assessment 2 - Reflective Analysis||2500 words||50%||Week 11|
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 below: ETL700 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.
Unit Fee Information
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