Knowledge: Upon completion of the course the student has acquired
Skills: Upon completion of the course the student has acquired
General competence: Upon completion of the course the student has acquired
The course is one part of the advanced education level 8-13 "Vocational subject", which consists av English didactics in two topics, pedagogy and praxis.
The course in English didactics is subdivided into three main areas:
The school's position in society and the subject's place in education deals with the distinctiveness of the subject of English, development and its legitimisation as a school subject, curriculum and other official documents. Central here is also analysis and critical reflection of didactical problems and issues.
Pupil knowledge and the role of the teacher focuses on the role of the English teacher, youth culture and the diversity of the pupils' abilities. Practical pedagogical skills in classroom management,communication and good learning environments are also central.
Teaching and learning deals with didactic theories, working methods, learning strategies and teaching materials. The basic skills in English and interdisciplinary work will also be dealt with. Based on the students' proficiency in English and insight into the subject's didactics, the course will furthermore focus on didactic reflection and practical rehearsal in the form of planning, implementation, adjustment and assessment of the teaching of English in lower secondary school.
Teaching will consist of a variety of work forms and will take the form of lectures, seminars, practice teaching and supervision, conversation, reflection, role-play, interviews, presentations, preparation of teaching and other practical exercises. Practical testing of various forms of activities relating to English and the role of the teacher will be central.
Besides teaching, students are expected to do work, both individually and in groups. A significant part of the students' learning and maturation will occur through such practice.
As the course is part of the advanced education level 8-13, it requires students' actual participation in practical assignments that are part of the teaching. Mandatory attendance will then be required. Students who have English as subject 2 (year course), will write an interdisciplinary assignment in pedagogy and English didactics.
Students who have English as subject 1 (master subject), will submit a didactic/praxis related assignment. This is done in advance of and in preparation for practice. The students will have six weeks of practice.
The estimated workload of the course is about 200 hours.
Faculty of Humanities and Education