ISSUES IN TEACHING GREEK

GST3ITG

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students' linguistic abilities in educational areas are strengthened and they are familiarized with Greek language and related educational issues in both Greece and Australia. Students consolidate and develop further their basic language skills, linguistic and cultural understanding. Topics include the study of register, practical language aspects, interviews and report writing and discussion of cultural issues as they are presented in current materials such as newspapers, magazines, video and radio recordings and educational literature.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites GST2004, GST4008 or equivalent/coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects GST2ITG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDidaktikes Proseggiseis sta Philologika MathimataRecommendedVlahogiannis, Amalia, 2006Typothito-G. Dardanos

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to communicate in written Greek at the threshold of language professionalism; ability to discriminate in writing between varieties of discourse and communicative situations; ability to report on educational issues/ practices and summarise.

Activities:
write assignments & class exercises, a report on educational practices of Greek schools in Melbourne , a major project on educational issues and a written test.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking
Critical Thinking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

02. Ability to express their opinion or present an argument on educational issues using specific vocabulary/ terms pertaining to education.

Activities:
Oral class exercises, ability to conduct an interview, presentation of a report on educational practices of Greek schools in Melbourne and participation in class discussions on educational issues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing
Speaking

03. Ability to participate in group discussions, work with a partner or as part of a team to perform oral, written tasks and debates.

Activities:
Discussions/ Debates
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Speaking
Writing
Inquiry/ Research

04. Ability to synthesise and perform critical analysis of a wide variety of audio, video and printed literary materials and to develop and evaluate arguments.

Activities:
Essay, report and oral presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Inquiry/ Research

05. Ability to understand literary texts and film adaptations to appreciate distinctions of style as well as view points. Ability to use primary and secondary sources to support their own opinion/ interpretation/ argument.

Activities:
In class discussions oral presentation and written work.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Teamwork
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking

06. Ability to use Greek flexibly and effectively to negotiate socio-cultural differences.

Activities:
Regular accessing of in-country information via the internet and other media & work placement in Greek Schools.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Critical Thinking
Life-Long Learning

07. Critical engagement with the Greek world and what shapes it.

Activities:
Essay with an annotated bibliography and a report with oral presentation element.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Speaking
Inquiry/ Research

08. Demonstrated ability to apply creative thinking processes to complex or ill-structured problems, making meaningful new connections between apparently challenging, contradictory or unlikely elements.

Activities:
Regular written language assignments, report/ essay, written test .
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research
Writing

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
four 250-word oral and written class exercises (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 08
one final test (1000-word equivalent)25 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 08
one individual project with oral and written components (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
two 500-word language assignments (1,000-word equivalent)25 01, 05