Learning Area LOTE (Additional) 1

Subject 460-585 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment
Prerequisites: 460-584 Learning Area LOTE 1
Corequisites: 460-584 Learning Area LOTE 1
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Jane Orton
Subject Overview: An in-depth study of aspects of modern language teaching and learning with a particular emphasis on the challenges of the languages students will teach. Teacher candidates will develop personal projects to analyse the linguistic and cultural particularities of their target languages and the societies where they are used and locate them in the dimensions of the wider curriculum. They will learn to design teaching processes and create resources to assist the learning of their units across the secondary years, including work for background speakers where this is applicable.
Assessment: There are 3 assessment tasks: Close preparation and resourcing for the teaching of a culturally significant issue in the target language (800 words) due mid semester (20%) Critical response x 2 to a set reading (600 words, on-line) individual dates to be selected (15%) Preparation of 5 lesson designs (2,600 total) due end of semester (65%)
Prescribed Texts: Collection of readings.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will be able to:

  • Use research as the basis for analysis of language and culture;
  • Scaffold learning activities over a series of lessons so as to target a variety of aspects of challenges;
  • Introduce the society and people of their target languages to learners sensitively and be resourceful and mature in guiding them through the challenges of dealing with difference;
  • Resource their unit of work from target language sources including the internet;
  • Work in a collaborative environment where reflection on the group's activities, processes and goals forms an integral part of the learning.

Teacher candidates in this subject will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • Establish their practice on the basis of research evidence about curriculum design and assessment procedures.
  • Work independently in a responsible and disciplined way;
  • Have a clear personal and social values base.

Related Course(s): Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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