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126230 VK MEd 01A/B: VK Specific Issues in Language Learning and Teaching / Specific Issues in EFL Teaching (2021W)

The Miracle of Storytelling

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work
ON-SITE

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

if possible, this class will be taught on-site

Saturday 09.10. 09:00 - 14:30 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Saturday 06.11. 09:00 - 14:30 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Saturday 13.11. 09:00 - 14:30 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Saturday 22.01. 09:00 - 14:30 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Based on the ideas that firstly anyone can tell a story and secondly stories have a life and power of their own, we will explore how we can use narrative texts in all kinds of formats (novels, poems, drama, films, videogames…) in the EFL classroom. The course will revolve around these two pivotal questions: How can I make use of and creatively exploit already existing stories and this way create rewarding and fun English classes? And how can I make students do their own storytelling, i.e. narrate their own personal/biographical or fictitious tales?

More specifically, you will be given answers to the following questions:

• How can I make my students read full-blown narrative texts (= books) and turn them into passionate and competent readers?
• How can I integrate what I love (prerequisite: you must love stories) in my English teaching and create my own materials?
• How can I implement narrative texts in tests, the Matura and grading?
• How can I use storytelling to not only develop students’ language skills but also contribute to their personal development into open-minded, critical and responsible people interested in the world, culture, history and politics?
• …

Class will be very practice-oriented.

Methods: group interaction, discussions, lecturer input, student presentations, if possible: teaching practice in a school

Assessment and permitted materials

1) Assignments: active participation in discussions and class/group activities (e.g. teaching sequences), reading or other assignments, moodle uploads, etc.: 20%

2) Portfolio: 80%
• academic essay (must have a thematic link to the lesson plans + be on a specific aspect of storytelling in EFL teaching, approx. 1000 words)
• 2 reading plans
• 2 lesson plans (one of which is the teaching project
-> teaching project: planning + presenting (in class) + reflecting a teaching sequence with a self-designed/adapted story + moodle upload of all materials)
• final reflection/conclusion

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Participation is mandatory, you must make it to ALL 4 sessions (85% of the class must be attended)

You are expected to

1. read/upload/complete the set assignments
2. submit the portfolio (including the teaching project and the other tasks described above)
3. prepare, present and reflect the teaching project

Grading scheme:

1 (sehr gut): 100-90%
2 (gut): 89-80%
3 (befriedigend): 79-70%
4 (genügend): 69-60%
5 (nicht genügend): 59-0%

Examination topics

Assessment criteria

1) Assignments/participation: active participation in discussions and class/group activities (e.g. teaching sequences), reading or other assignments, moodle uploads, etc.: 20%

2) Portfolio: 80%
• academic essay (must have a thematic link to one of the lesson plans + be on a specific aspect of storytelling in EFL teaching, approx. 1000 words)
• 2 reading plans (following the _____ approach)
• 2 lesson plans (one of which is the teaching project
-> teaching project: planning + presenting + reflecting a teaching sequence with a self-designed/adapted/already existing … story + moodle upload of all materials)
• final reflection/conclusion

If possible, you can put one of the lesson or reading plans (latter: incl. some pre-/while- or post-reading activities) into practice and teach in a real classroom -> assessment criteria will change accordingly; please inform me beforehand

Reading list

Will be announced in class and provided on Moodle, but here's a preview:
Hill, Jennifer. Teaching Literature in the Language Classroom. Essential Language Teaching Series. London [u.a.]: Modern English Publ., 1991.
Spiro, Jane. Creative Poetry Writing. OUP 2004.
Thaler, Engelbert und Simone Duxbury-Ziemer. Kreative Methoden für den Literaturunterricht in den Klassen 7 - 12. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2009.
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Association in the course directory

Studium: MA UF EN 046/507
Code/Modul: MA UF 01A + B
Lehrinhalt: 12-4811

Last modified: Sa 04.12.2021 09:28