Courses 2007-2008

Class Teacher Training

Education & Adult Education

Media Education

Women´s Studies

English as a Foreign Language

Please note that changes are possible. More detailed information on the courses available as well as their timing (spring/autumn term) will be posted on this website.


Courses and descriptions 2007-2008

CLASS TEACHER TRAINING

Teaching Practice Package C English   1-13 cr. (ECTS)
Teaching Practice Package for International Students consists of several modules listed below. Some of the modules can be taken independently and some only in relation with a period of school teaching. During teaching students will be developing their skills and professional competence gained through earlier work in schools, with particular emphasis on classroom management and lesson planning.

KTYL0201  Finnish System of Education   1 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To familiarize students with the Finnish system of education.
Content: Comparative study of the Finnish and the students´ native systems and possible professional applications. The module is based on self-conducted research, and can be taken independently of any other package component.
Method: Self-conducted research; comparative essay.
Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen.

LTP1601  Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (LAPE 101)   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The course aims at familiarizing students with the foundations of English didactics, and principles of short- and long-term planning of teaching.
Content: The module can be taken independently of any other package component.
Method: Contact teaching: 30h; A mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, individual, pair, and group work, and written course work.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Assessment by active participation and reflective journal.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen.

LTAS0101  Observation Week Leading to a Practice Period   2 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To enhance students´ learning experience, help them plan their lessons, provide a lead-in to teaching.
Content: This component includes guided observation of lessons. The module can be taken independently but is a prerequisite for the Teaching Practice.
Method: Observation of 20 language lessons, related assignments.
Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring); subject to agreement with teachers of English at the University of Lapland Teacher Training School.
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen (in cooperation with Kate Jackson and teachers of the University of Lapland Teacher Training School).

LTAS0202  Teaching Practice   2-6 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To help students acquire basic teaching skills and to provide a hands-on experience in a real class. Teaching Practice also aims to develop students´ awareness ofteacher´s work and the whole school environment. It encourages students´ self-assessment and supports further professional development.
Content: Teaching Practice includes presentation of lesson plans, discussing students´ long-term planning, actual teaching, and feedback after taught lessons. The teaching practice must be preceded by the Observation Week and followed by the Reflective Report on Teaching Practice.
Method: Teaching 4, 8 or 12 English (or German) language lessons.
Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring); subject to agreement with teachers of English at the University of Lapland Teacher Training School.
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen (in cooperation with Kate Jackson and teachers of the University of Lapland Teacher Training School).

LTAS0203  The Reflective Report on Teaching Practice   1 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To help students reflect on their teaching, to identify their strengths and areas which need development.
Content: The Reflective Report on Teaching Practice (RRTP) is a written self-assessment of the teaching practice period and should demonstrate how a student has met his/her personal and professional goals.
Method: Written report.
Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring); after teaching practice (LTAS0202).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen (in cooperation with Kate Jackson and teachers of the University of Lapland Teacher Training School).


TERI0210  Special Education   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To familiarise the student with special education in Finland.
Content: Organisation of special education in Finland; intellectually different pupils; language difficulties; behavioural disorders.
Method: Meetings: 10h (including video presentations and visits to schools).
Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Tuula Matikainen.



LAER0720  Physical Education   10 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
(a) To understand the role of physical education (PE) in thechild´s growth and development. (b) To understand the basics of motor learning in theory and practice. (c) To understand how to build content in PE in schools (from the point of view of physical and movement abilities, and of skills in different sport activities). (d) To be able to plan PE lessons. (e) To familiarise students with curriculum development at school level. (f) To understand how to integrate PE with other school subjects.
Content: Outdoor activities, hiking and orienteering, swimming, ball games, gymnastics and athletics.
Method: Contact teaching: 8-10h per week, written essays.
Evaluation: Practice: 5-1/fail. Essay: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn).
Tutor: Erkki Kelhä.



Visual Expression   12-162 cr. (ECTS)

LAER0622  Visual Expression   12 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
Development of visual expression inone´s own artistic work and its application in the teaching of art.
Content: Exercises/workshops on various fields: drawing, painting, printing, 3-dimensional design, photography, video and new media, experimental workshop. Recommended reading: Five publications in Finnish, but relevant books in English will be accepted.
Method: Lectures: 16h. Exercises: 178h.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Seija Ulkuniemi and Leena Aura.

LAER0624  Artistic/Art Education: Final Project   4 cr. (ECTS)
Aim: To complete and report an independent exercise work in an area of art or/and in art education.
Content: Individually designed content that may benefit from various ways of making and teaching art. Presentation and essay.
Method: Meetings: 16 hours.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Seija Ulkuniemi and Leena Aura.

LAPE0502  Visual Art   2-7 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To developstudent´s artistic expression and abilities to teach art.
Content: Photography & Printing (3 cr.). Various workshops (2 cr.), such as video and new media, snow sculpturing etc. may be arranged depending on the year.
Method: Exercises: 20-22 h/cr.
Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Seija Ulkuniemi and Leena Aura.



Handicraft / Textiles   5 cr. (ECTS)

LAPE0910  Advanced Subject Management in Crafts   2 cr. (ECTS)
Content:
Learning and applying traditional and new technics using fibres, threads, fabrics and colours.
Method: Contact teaching: 20h.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Active participation in the course and successful completion of exercise projects is required.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Päivi Linnansaari.

LAPE1001  Literature on Traditional Finnish Arts and Crafts   1 cr. (ECTS)
Content:
Individually assigned books.
Method: Report.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Essay and teaching material from the subject.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Päivi Linnansaari.

LAER1320  Learning to Weave   2 cr. (ECTS)
Content:
The basic method of weaving.
Method: Contact teaching: 20h.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Active participation in the course and successful completion of exercise projects is required.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn).
Tutor: Päivi Linnansaari.


LAPE0910  Handicraft / Technical Work and Technology Education   2 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The technological and pedagogical planning and research of technology education. Organising material resources and equipment required for teaching. Get to know the theoretical context of tuition and the tuition goals in classes 1-6. Safety matters in teaching and working.
Content: Curricular issues in technical work and technology education in Finland and other countries. Basic teaching aims and materials used in schools. Safe and appropriate use of tools. Material resources and equipment required for teaching. Traditional Lappish handicraft and art and crafts projects or other alternatives areas in technical work and technology education. The report will concern the educational (didactic) application of the project content http://www.ulapland.fi/ktktek).
Required reading: One book or other type material in English. Articles and internet material (http://www.ulapland.fi/ktktek). Kantola, J. and Kananoja, T. 2002. Looking at the future: technical work in the context of technology education.
Method: Observation at handicraft classes: 1-6 times, 2h each. Contact teaching: 20h.
Evaluation: Active participation in the course and successful completion of exercise project and a written report is required.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Miia Hast/Senior Lecturer, Pedagogy (Didactics) of Technology Education.



EDUCATION & ADULT EDUCATION

KKAS1006  Organizations, training and management   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The student is familiarized with the possibilities of education and training within organizations. Focus is on training strategies suitable to organizational environments, special features and history of the public and the private sectors, organization theories, and the traditions and schools of thought of organization research and management.
Content: Course literature:
Grey, C.: We are all managers now, we always were (1999);
Tobin, D.R.: The knowledge-enabled organization, moving from training to learning to meet business goals;
Moingeon, B. & Edmondson, A.: Organizational learning and competitive advantage (1996).
Method: An essay of 10 pages. The idea is not to write a summary of the given literature, but an academic essay. When writing the essay, the student needs to formulate a coherent list of references. The essay must also include a short account of how the information can be implemented in practice.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Kyösti Kurtakko.

Global Education   2-14 cr. (ECTS)

GKAS3911 Philosophy of Science and Systems Theory 4 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The student deepens his/her conception of science as a means of understanding reality; becomes acquainted with the background and basic postulates of General Systems Theory as a multi-disciplinary approach to the philosophy of science and sees its possible application to the science of education and educational praxis; learns to apply systems theoretic postulates educational questions and becomes acquainted action research as an approach to educational development.
Content: Historical overview; some implications of the scientific approach on human sciences, in general, and the science of education, in particular: overview of some of the traditions of the philosophy of science based on the course literature (reflective and critical discussion of the course literature); General Systems Theory and its foundational points of departure; philosophical, theoretical and methodological repercussions of systems theory and its on the science of education; the complementarity and inseparability of research and development in action research setups; action research as a systematic approach to educational development.
Method:  Introductory student-tutor discussion, literature essays, concluding student-tutor discussion.
Evaluation:  5-1/fail
Level: Undergraduate, graduate
Period:  I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring)
Tutor: Partow Izadi 

GKAS3921  Evolution & Education: Reactive vs. Proactive Globalization   2 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The student acquires a general understanding of the potential role of education, as a manageable change agent, in promoting sustainable futures; realizes globalization as the most influential trend intoday´s world; learns to differentiate between impersonal globalization of market economy vs. the profound globalization of human experience as one humankind with the planet as its home.
Content: Superficial and fundamental globalization: impersonal market economy vs. globalization of human experience as one humankind; the process of unification social maturation as an historical and evolutionary imperative; the concept of world citizenship in a globalizing world; reactive vs. proactive evolution and the role of education as a manageable change agent.
Method: Introductory student-tutor discussion, literature essays, concluding student-tutor discussion.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Partow Izadi.

GKAS3922  World order: Education in an Emerging Global Society   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim: The student acquires an overall view of human history as a continuous, progressively unfolding evolutionary process towards more developed and broader forms of cooperation; learns to perceive beyond the present confusion in the world and becomes capable of analysing world events in the context of a global transitional stage C ripe with risks but offering also a platform for a more mature civilizational development; obtains a critical understanding of the prerequisites for promoting constructive globalization; becomes acquainted with the necessities of international law and order for empowering a functional system of global governance.
Content: History as a progressive evolutionary process towards more developed cooperation; contribution of cultures and religions to civilization; necessities of international law and order for empowering a functional system of global governance; education as a primary tool for international, social and human development; educational design, administration, research in diverse cultural and socio-political settings; the problematique of the science and methodology of education.
Method: Introductory student-tutor discussion, literature essays, concluding student-tutor discussion.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Partow Izadi.

GKAS3923  World Citizenship: Education for Basic Civic Competence   2 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The student learns to recognize those civic and educational skills and capabilities that are needed for the practical realization of sustainable and inclusive constructive globalization; learns educational and social solutions that focus on the interests of the whole while taking into consideration also the needs of the part; becomes acquainted with the possibilities of education to teach the use of science and technology as means for human development and tools for solving global problems and pursuing constructive unification.
Content: Civic skills and capabilities needed for sustainable and inclusive globalization, the skills of a world citizen; educational and social solutions that, simultaneously, focus on the interests of the whole while taking into consideration also the needs of the part; educational and social solutions that take into consideration also the needs of the part; science, technology and sources of knowledge, their relevance and reliability, as means for human development, solving global problems and constructive unification.
Method: Introductory student-tutor discussion, literature essays, concluding student-tutor discussion.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Partow Izadi.

GKAS3924  Education for Effective Civic and Social Action   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The student realizes the need for the balance, in the course of education, between the human being as an individual with certain rights, on the one hand, and the human being as a part of the whole with certain obligations, on the other; becomes acquainted with the art of consultation where the main focus is on the advantage of the whole, not on the needs of this or that interest group.
Content: Balance between rights and obligations; education as a process of the individual´s socialization and adopting the role of an active participant in the society; incorporating skills of constructive and participatory change as an element of educational systems, with corresponding globally sustainable values, models of life and ways of action.
Method: Introductory student-tutor discussion, literature essays, concluding student-tutor discussion.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Partow Izadi.



TERI0210  Special Education   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To familiarise the student with special education in Finland.
Content: Organisation of special education in Finland; intellectually different pupils; language difficulties; behavioural disorders.
Method: Meetings: 10h (including video presentations and visits to schools).
Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Tuula Matikainen.



KAES0000 Arctic Environment and Societies 8-25 cr. (ECTS)



MEDIA EDUCATION

MKAS1001  Introduction to Media Education   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To provide foundation for media education by discussing the current theories of media culture and the possibilities the Information and Communication Technologies offer for teaching, studying and learning.
Content: The course will introduce different perspectives to Media Education, covering issues from the use of information and communication technologies in education to critical pedagogy and cultural theory in the mediated culture and society.
Method: Interactive lectures and collaborative working. Students will be required to write a learning diary and/or essay on given topics.
Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Leo Pekkala.

MKAS3001  Research of Media Education   5 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The aim of the study module is to familiarise students with the current research in Media Education and prepare them to study media critically from the perspective of media as a medium and media production.
Content: The themes of the study module include e.g.: research of network-based education and online learning from the perspective of planning, implementation and assessment; the pedagogical models of network-based education and the pedagogically suitable use of information and communications technology, simulations and online videos; the models and methods concerning the gathering of future information in network-based education as well as the multidisciplinary study of games and play environments. Literature and other materials: topical literature, articles and online material will be announced in the beginning of the study module. Changes and supplements to the literature of study modules as well as links to electric materials are available at http://www.ulapland.fi/ktkmedia.
Method: 20 hours of lectures (granted that a minimum of six students will sign up) as well as face to face and guided, communal network-based work. The students will write an essay on a topic related to the theme of their own study (required). Active attendance in the case of classroom teaching as well as active participation in face to face and guided, communal network-based work.
Evaluation: Network-based work and/or seminars: pass/fail. Essay: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn).
Tutor: Heli Ruokamo.

KVIR0220  Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL)   5 cr. (ECTS)
Aim: The rapid development of information and communication technologies and the simultaneously reformed ideas of education and learning have created the need to develop pedagogical models and technical applications for collaborative learning and studying. This development supports the move towards network-based action models (such as a virtual university, a virtual school) on the various levels of the educational system, where collaborative and flexible learning are in a key position. In addition, learning at work and various distributed expert teams in the working life need pedagogical models and technological strategies to support their virtual work. Network-based learning is a superordinate concept that contains the utilisation of different network-based (Internet, Intranet, etc.) learning environments.
Content: The course will cover different theories of collaborative learning and distributed expertise and present viewpoints to support practical approaches of CSCL.
Method: All the tasks are planned in such a way that it is possible to participate from distance to this course. The course consists of lectures (videoclips in Optima) and two tutor sessions which will be mediated to students as video-conferences. The course will be implemented in co-operation with University of Oulu (Finland), The University of Turku (Finland), The University of Bergen (Norway), University of Drexel (USA) and Finnish Virtual University Project for Faculties of Education (KasVi).
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Passing the course requires following the videoclips of lectures, reading articles and active participation in discussions in Discendum Optima. Completing the joint small group tasks given in Optima is also required as well as participating in two joint videoconferences during the course.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn).
Tutor: Leo Pekkala.

MKAS2201  Control and influence of media   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The course will help the student to understand the power structures of media and provide wider understanding of different power mechanisms in media culture.
Content: The course consists of studying and learning of ownership of media, power structures of media, media influence methods and representations.
Method: Interactive seminar, collaborative studying using on-line materials.
Evaluation: Pass/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Leo Pekkala.


WOMEN´S STUDIES

WSTU1501  Feminist Thought, Women´s Lives   2-4 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
The students should become familiar with the different trends in feminist thinking and learn to know the social position of Finnish women.
Content: Literature: (a) (2 cr.) Tong, Rosemarie (1992): Feminist Thought. A comprehensive introduction. The task: First give an overview of the trends in feminist thinking that Tong has described in the book. Select then one chapter of the book and give more specific description of its central ideas, its most important theorists and tell by your own account the significance of the ideas. (b) (2 cr.) Women in Finland (1999): Apo, Satu et. al. The task: What is the social and cultural position of women in the Finnish society according to the book? You can compare the social situation of Finnish women to women´s situation in your own country and consider the weaknesses and strengths of the Finnish women´s position.
Method: Essay on the literature.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Päivi Naskali.

WSTU1502  Gender and Language   2 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To learn to know the gendered meanings of language.
Content: Cameron, Deborah (1990): The feminist critique of language: a reader. The task: First, describe the targets that the author has given to the book: why it is important to analyse language? What is the role of language in constructing gender? Secondly, concentrate in analysing the chapters 5 and 6: how does the language construct gendered dichotomies and what is the sexist use of language. The student is welcome to describe her/his own experiences and give some examples of her/his own language.
Method: Essay on the literature.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Päivi Naskali.

WSTU1503  Women in History   3 cr. (ECTS)
Content:
Lerner, Gerda (1997): Why history matters: life and thought.
Manninen, Merja & Setälä, Päivi (eds.) (1990): The Lady with the Bow. The story of Finnish Women. Collection of Articles.
Method: Essay on the literature.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Mervi Autti.

WSTU1504  Women in the North   3 cr. (ECTS)
Content:
Amft, Andrea (2001): Women in Samiland. Genus n:o 1, 10-11.
Eikjok, Jorunn (2004): Gender in Sapmi. Socio-cultural transformations and new challenges.Indigenious Affairs. n:o 1-2, 52-57.
Fyhn, Asbjorg (1999): We Should Open up to a Larger World. In Liljegren, Sylvi (ed.), Woman in a Northern Landscape, 68-72.
Keskitalo-Foley, Seija (2002): Constructing Life Through Learning C Women and Their Life Narratives in Rural Northern Finland. Taking Wing Conference Report, Conference on Gender Equality and Women in the Arctic 3-6 August 2002,
Saariselkä, Inari, Finland, 96-104.
Naskali, Päivi (2002): Raising Women’s Conciousness about Gender Issues in the North. Taking Wing Conference Report. Conference on Gender Equality and Women in the Arctic 3-6 August 2002, Saariselä, Inari, Finland, 118-126.
Method: Essay on the literature.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Seija Keskitalo-Foley.

WSTU1505  Gender System of Society   3 cr. (ECTS)
Content:
Anttonen, Anneli (ed.) (1994): Women and the welfare state: politics, professions and practices
Leira, Arnlaug (1992): Welfare States and Working Mothers: the Scandinavian experience
Koistinen, Pertti & Ilona Ostner (eds.) (1994): Women and markets: learning of the differences in the Finnish and German labour markets
Rantalaiho, Liisa & Tuula Heiskanen (eds.) (1997): Gendered Practices in Working Life.
Method: Essay on the literature.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Tarja Orjasniemi.

WSTU1506  Feminist Social Work   3 cr. (ECTS)
Content:
Cavanagh, Kate & Viviene E. Cree (eds.) (1996): Working with men: feminism and social work
Dominelli, Lena (1997): Sociology for social work
Dominelli, Lena & Eileen McLeod (eds.) (1989): Feminist social work
Grimwood, Cordelia & Poppelstone, Ruth (1994): Women, Management and Care.
Method: Essay on the literature.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Tarja Orjasniemi.

WSTU1507  Women and Art   3 cr. (ECTS)
Content:
Chadwick, Whitney (1994): Women, Art and Society
Deepwell, Katy (1995): New feminist art criticism: critical strategies
Nochlin, Linda (1994): Women, art and power and other essays
Parker, Rozsika & Griselda Pollock (1987): Old mistress: women, art and ideology
Pollock, Griselda (1988): Vision and diffrence: Femininity, feminism and the histories of art.
Method: Essay on the literature.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Tuija Hautala-Hirvioja.

WSTU1508  Gendered Learning and Teaching Practices   3 cr. (ECTS)
Content:
Carmen Luke & Jennifer Gore (eds.) (1992): Feminisms and Critical Pedagogy
Gore, Jennifer M. (1993): Struggle for Pedagogies. Critical and Feminist Discourse as a Regimes of Truths
Hooks, Bell (1994): Teaching for Transgress: education as a Practice of Freedom
Lather, Patti (1991): Getting smart: feminist research and pedagogy with/in the postmodern
Martin, Jane Roland (1994): Changing the Educational Landscape. Philosophy, Women and Curriculum
Pagano, Jo Anne (1990): Exiles and Communities: teaching in the patriarchal wilderness.
Method: Essay on the literature.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Päivi Naskali.



ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Note! International students can take also other language courses at the University of Lapland Language Centre. Please contact the Language Centre for details.

LAER0321  Oral skills   5 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
For students to improve communicative competence, develop and expand vocabulary, organisational skills and teaching competence and to increase understanding of cultural aspects and features of the English language.
Content: In class: communicative activities, discussions, debates, role play and simulations. Students will rehearse and perform a Shakespeare play. Out of class: Communicative team-building activities in nature. Social evening meal to include role play, lateral thinking problems and discussions.
Method: Contact teaching: 60h.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Assessment though active participation in class and outdoor activities; Preparation and teaching of a communicative activity to the group.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn).
Tutor: Kate Jackson.

LAER0322  Children´s Literature   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To expose students to a broad spectrumof children´s literature spanning many eras. For students to explore the themes and language features within these texts and to develop their analytical skills. To introduce and explore the various approaches to usingchildren´s literature within the classroom, with a focus on cross-curricular links.
Content: Classic and contemporary short stories, fairytales, epics, myths, legends, fables and poetry; workshops to include drama and cross-curricular use of children’s literature within the primary classroom.
Method: Contact teaching: 30h; discussions, homework tasks, workshops, presentation and essays.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Assessment though active participation in class discussions and workshops, presentation and essays.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn).
Tutor: Kate Jackson.

LAER 0324  Writing and Grammar   3 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To enhance the writing process through peer correction, evaluation and revising; familiarize students with paragraph structure and practise developing coherent arguments; practice descriptive and creative writing; revise grammatical structures with emphasis on normative grammar.
Content: Instruction will include analysis of selected types of texts and guidelines for writing them (e.g. How to write a letter, How to write a job application, etc.). Some writing will be based on readings selected by the teacher and students. Systematic revision of grammar with attention paid to explaining some grammatical points for teaching purposes.
Method: Contact teaching 30 h; individual writing, peer correction, re-drafting, a Aclean copy@ project, group work, self-study.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail. Active participation, essays and writing tasks, grammar tests and end-of-course test.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen.

LAER0325  Phonetics & pronunciation   5 cr. ECTS
Aim:
To give students basic knowledge about the English phonological system, improve their pronunciation, and prepare them to deal with their future pupils´ pronunciation problems.
Content: Third year spring: Introduction to English segmental phonetics, phonetic transcription, pronunciation practice, practical methods of improving pupils´ pronunciation. Fourth year autumn: Strong and weak forms, word and sentence stress, pronunciation practice, practical methods of improving pupils´ pronunciation.
Method: Contact teaching: 60h (40h + 20 h); lectures, discussion, practical exercises, homework.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Regular attendance, completion of homework, active participation in class work and successful completion of the exam at the end of the course.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn), III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Michael Hurd.

LAER0326  Introduction to the Study of Language   2 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To familiarize students with the basic concepts in linguistics useful for a language teacher, with particular focus on language acquisition and learning.
Content: The course will cover those areas of the language study which are of particular interest to teachers of English: theories of language acquisition and learning, issues in semantics, pragmatics, sound system, and language analysis on morphological, word and sentence levels.
Method: Contact teaching 20h; lectures and seminars.
Evaluation: 5-1/fail. Active participation and end-of-course exam.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen.

LAER0327  English Didactics   4 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To broaden students´ perspective on TEFL, explore various aspects of TEFL, provide theoretical foundations to TEFL, to help students make informed choices in their practical teaching of English.
Content: Teaching various language skills: vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking, listening, pronunciation, grammar and structures; ICT in the primary language teaching and learning; motivating young learners to learning English; cultural issues in a primary classroom; immersion; teaching English through stories; theme- and project-based teaching and learning of English; assessment in English language learning.
Method: Contact teaching: 40h; lectures, individual and group work, presentations, student-led seminars, written course work.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Active participation, presentation, reflective journal.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: I-II (autumn).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen.

LAER0328  Communicative Materials   2 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To present a wide range of communicative theories and related material for the teaching of foreign languages. To enable the students to become competent at critically evaluating communicative techniques. For the students to prepare age and curriculum appropriate material for one lesson and to execute this material with a small group of young learners and to evaluate appropriately.
Content: Introduction to the main communicative techniques: Information Gap, Jigsaw, Ranking/ordering, Multi-media etc. Exploring and critically evaluating examples of these techniques; Creating or adapting material for a 45minute lesson to test with a small group of learners, followed by reflection and evaluation of the session and material.
Method: Contact teaching: 20h; lectures, practice exercises, discussions, homework, individual teaching of a group of learners, reflection and evaluation of session.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Active participation in activities and discussions, preparation of age and curriculum appropriate communicative material and execution of material.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Kate Jackson.

LAER0329  British Culture 1 cr. (ECTS)
Aim:
To familiarize students with those aspects of British culture which bear on cultural content of teaching English at the primary school level.
Content: The course will focus on exploring themes such as: the countries that make up the UK, schools and education, sport, festivals, London, daily newspapers, etc.
Method: Contact teaching: 10h; lectures, group work, written assignments.
Evaluation: Pass/fail. Active participation and written assignments.
Level: Undergraduate, graduate.
Period: III-IV (spring).
Tutor: Elizabeth Alssen.

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