|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Admission to MAppLing or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL
This unit is about language teaching and learning and focuses on internal and external social factors which influence both curriculum and classroom practice. The focus of the unit moves from consideration of individuals in a teaching-learning context, through the classroom as a site of learning and generation of a unique discourse, to the influence and impact of broader social and political concerns on curriculum. Factors that bring about and impede change are examined and their impact evaluated across a spectrum of learning environments. The focus is on TESOL but teachers of other languages will also find this unit relevant to their professional practice.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Social context of teaching: description and critical analysis||40%||No||Week 6|
|Classroom discourse or curriculum innovation in context||50%||No||Week 14|
|Participation||10%||No||Throughout the semester|
Describe the features of the social context of teaching. Analyse and evaluate the effects one factor on teaching and learning, and examine how this influences the current classroom practice. Length: 2000 words.
Collect data from classroom interaction or curriculum change, analyse and evaluate it based on the theory covered in the seminar and your own research. Provide a written report of it. Length:3000 words
Students will be expected to prepare, and engage in discussion about topics covered in the seminars.
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Students who are enrolled in the online delivery are required to engage with lecture recordings (available after the scheduled lecture), unit readings and tasks each week. Students are also expected to do independent research using academic sources.
Resources are available through the iLearn website for this unit. Technologies used include video, Echo360 and other online resources.
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All assessment tasks must be attempted in order to pass the unit.
Requesting an extension to assignment due date
Extensions are only given in special circumstances, by the unit coordinator or the lecturer, either by email before the due date, or by completing a Special Consideration form https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
Late submission of assignments
If assignments are submitted after the due date without an approved extension, they are deemed late. Late submissions will receive a 5% per day penalty and will not be marked if more than 2 weeks late. Please contact the Unit Convenor if you have submitted a Special Consideration request for an extension so that your assignment is not marked down for late submission while you are waiting for the outcome.
All assignments submitted after the deadline, regardless of the reason, will be marked and returned at a date determined by the unit convenor. Extensions cannot continue beyond the start of the following semester, and students should be aware that long extensions may impact graduation dates.
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Unit information based on version 2021.02 of the Handbook