Module 1 Reflections: 1. How might the AC:L conceptions of language impact on approaches to teaching and learning languages in schools?
3/13/2015 09:01:54 am
Looking at the Systems of Language and noticing that it is very specific and explicit!
3/13/2015 09:28:49 am
We were discussing this in Canberra and wondering how much detail needs to be taught as opposed to exposing the students to certain constructions.
3/13/2015 09:51:34 am
I just had a quick look at the difference between the F-10 and 7-10 sequences in the draft paper (for German) and I'm happy to see that there is a lot of 'understanding' and 'awareness' as opposed to 'correct use of'.
3/13/2015 09:27:26 am
Primary Teachers are so time poor to cover the sort of content outlined in the examples.
3/13/2015 09:53:39 am
And often kids will move on to secondary schools with different languages so there is no continuity. Where do we draw the line to focus on 'language and culture learning' rather than learning a specific language and culture. What should this look like in primary schools?
3/13/2015 09:55:12 am
This primary program was written onan assumption of 2 hours a week. The elaborations under each Content descriptions are a guide only. You may think of others that you are currently teaching that are equally valid.
3/13/2015 09:44:05 am
Important to remember that the elaborations are guides, not 'must do's. The Curriculum is designed to be flexible, to be implemented the best way we can, within our context.
3/13/2015 11:02:29 am
The discussion has been very interesting and helped gain a good overview. For example, the balance between experiential and analytic aspects of language learning and the "system" and "practice" view of language.
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