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EDF4511

Faculty of Education

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Education

Coordinator(s)

Dr Marianne Turner

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit provides mainstream subject teachers with the appropriate support skills to meet the needs of learners from non-English speaking backgrounds in their language and literacy development. One in four learners in Australian schools comes from a home where the main language is other than English. The unit builds students' awareness of learners for whom English is an additional language (EAL). The unit also develops their collaborative approaches towards creating an environment that is conducive to EAL learning across all subject areas to enhance and achieve equal educational opportunities and outcomes.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. enhance understandings of the language-related needs of learners from non-English speaking backgrounds and of ways of meeting those needs
  2. develop awareness of approaches to learning materials and teaching practices which take account of the diversity in cultural backgrounds and experiences of learners in all classes across the school curriculum
  3. develop collaborative working relationships between learners in different subject areas
  4. increase awareness among subject teachers of the needs of EAL learners and the ways in which subject teachers and EAL specialists can work together to meet these needs.

Assessment

Reading log (2500 words, 60%)
Practical application: development of tailored materials and pedagogical approaches (1500 words equivalent, 40%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 24 contact hours per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Enrolment in pre-service teacher education qualification course.