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126231 VK MEd 01A/B: VK Specific Issues in Language Learning and Teaching / Specific Issues in EFL Teaching (2021W)

Diversity in the EFL Classroom

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

Update Nov 24: As a consequence of the nationwide lockdown, we will have to meet online for the time being. Please use the zoom link on moodle.

Thursday 07.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 14.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 21.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 28.10. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 04.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 11.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 18.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 25.11. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 02.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 09.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 16.12. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 13.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 20.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Thursday 27.01. 14:15 - 15:45 Helene-Richter-Saal UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The general pedagogic guidelines in Austrian curricula embrace inclusion as a pedagogic aim, in educating pupils towards solidarity, and pedagogic practice, in creating a supportive learning environment for all. This course will engage with these principles through a focus on diversity in English language education. Diversity is here conceptualised broadly, and embraces learners with a variety of national and cultural backgrounds as well as those with specific learning differences, including being neurodiverse (e.g., learners with AD(H)D, dyslexia or autism). This course addresses a twofold aim with regard to diversity: firstly, increasing learners’ awareness of the need to select and create teaching materials that are mindful of representing individuals and groups in an appropriate and respectful manner and, secondly, enabling students to fruitfully engage with the existing, complex diversity in an ELT classroom practice through understanding and applying inclusive ELT materials and practices.
In this course, we will explore the theory and practice of diversity in an ELT context by focussing on
• questions of representation in teaching materials, including means of analysing such representation
• inclusive classroom practices particularly suited for ELT
• diversity as a topical issue for classroom discussion
Students will be able to…
• better understand diversity in Austrian English language classrooms
• incorporate principles of inclusion into their classrooms
• critically analyse course materials with regard to representation
• design inclusive tasks and materials
• critically discuss the theory-reality divide of inclusion in ELT
Pair or group work activities as well as interactive and creative formats will enable students to participate frequently in class discussions and are meant to provide for a motivating and stimulating atmosphere in class.

Assessment and permitted materials

A total of 100 points can be reached. Assessment consists of
1. and 2.
two 1,500-word papers (30 points each)
3. coursework and participation in class (20 points)
4. presentation and discussion (20 points)
In order to receive a positive overall mark each of these parts have to be fulfilled/submitted; additionally, 3 of the 4 parts have to receive a pass grade (i.e. at least 60/100).

If plagiarism (= the wrongful appropriation and publication of the ideas of another as one´s own, OED) is detected in any written work, this will result in your work not being graded.

Grading:
0-59: Nicht Genügend /Fail
60-69: Genügend / Pass
70-79: Befriedigend / Satisfactory Pass
80-89: Gut / Good
90-100: Sehr gut / Very good

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria:
Regular attendance is obligatory, and students must not miss more than 2 classes in the course of the semester. If you cannot come to class, please let us know beforehand. In case of absence, contact your colleagues for notes and information on the class you missed. In the case of online teaching, you are expected to participate with camera switched on.

Examination topics

Reading list

Materials to be read and analysed will be provided on Moodle or in class.

Association in the course directory

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

Last modified: We 24.11.2021 13:08