1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
1 Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into MTPR-Master of Teaching (Primary)
1b Admission into BEDJPBA-Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary/Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1c Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts
1d Admission into BLANG-Bachelor of Languages
1e Admission into BEDJPBSC-Bachelor of Education (Junior Primary/Primary), Bachelor of Science
1f Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1g Admission into BLITTTESOL-Bachelor of Letters (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (TESOL)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g))
Enrolment not permitted
EDUC3505 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Two years minimum of university studies in a second language other than English or equivalent.
Topic description

This topic provides an introduction to curriculum and pedagogy in the field of languages with particular emphasis on its application in Years R-7. The topic also offers a specialised study of theory informed practice, in relation to languages in the primary classroom with a focus on cross cultural and cross curriculum contexts within recognised accountability frameworks.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce curriculum knowledge and pedagogical applications in modern languages for years R-7
  • Review and evaluate the methodological principles and strategies involved in a constructivist, integrated, task based, learner centred pedagogy
  • Explore teaching for outcomes through education for sustainability in the languages classroom
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify and critique key elements of policy documents in the languages area, including language education for a sustainable future in the integrated curriculum
  2. Critique a variety of learning strategies and resources appropriate for use in the teaching of modern languages
  3. Plan and design lessons and units of work for the early, primary and middle years of languages learning
  4. Critique constructivist teaching principles and pedagogical models with the aim of implementing a learner centred pedagogy
  5. Identify and critique issues in modern language pedagogy including literacy and integrated curriculum concerns
  6. Plan and design a range of assessment tasks and demonstrate competence in assessment of and for learning
  7. Evaluate lessons with a view to understanding the key features of successful constructivist languages pedagogy