About this course
|Award title||Professional Certificate in Education (CLIL)|
|Year & campus||2021 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||25 credit points|
|Duration||12 months part-time|
The Professional Certificate in Education (CLIL) will introduce teachers to the pedagogical issues that impinge on the success of content and integrated language learning (CLIL). Its focus is on the general pedagogical principles and practice entailed in teaching content through a second or foreign language, and an understanding of the linguistic, sociolinguistic, cultural and cross-cultural issues that impinge on the success of such courses.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an appropriate undergraduate degree and an appropriate fourth-year level education qualification, or equivalent, or
- an appropriate four-year education degree, or equivalent;
- at least one year of documented relevant professional experience in a content area.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the professional experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Graduate School’s programs.
The core participation requirements for study in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education are:
In all courses
1. The ability to comprehend complex information related to education and the disciplines in which the student is teaching.
2. The ability to communicate clearly and independently in assessment tasks a knowledge of the content, principles and practices relating to education and other relevant disciplines.
3. Behavioural and social attributes that enable a student to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support: https://students.unimelb.edu.au/student-support/student-equity-and-disability-support.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
- understanding of the pedagogical issues that impinge on the success of courses taught through a second or foreign language
- knowledge of the general pedagogical principles and practice entailed in teaching through a second or foreign language, including such issues as appropriately managing use of the first language, code switching, and bilingual dialogue, the setting of goals and objectives, and identifying the needs of the students
- familiarity with the different approaches that have been adopted to 'content language integrated teaching' and with a range of models of CLIL programs
- ability to support the language needs (cognitive, linguistic and affective) of students learning through a second or foreign language, to facilitate their comprehension and learning of the content
- a basic understanding of the theory and practice of second or foreign language teaching
- ability to plan activities in response to specific language learning needs that might arise in the course of teaching their discipline
- an understanding of the linguistic, sociolinguistic, cultural and cross-cultural issues that impinge on the success of courses taught through a second or foreign language
- an awareness of the relationship between language, concepts and cognition
- an understanding of the role of the first language, code switching, and bilingual dialogue
- an understanding of the differences between the language of the everyday world and that of their particular discipline (e.g., science, mathematics or technology) and of how bridges may be built from the discipline-specific language to the everyday language
- an understanding of the nature of discipline-specific terminology, text structure and oral and written conventions of discipline-specific language
- an ability to identify and support the language needs of students who are learning through a second or foreign language, to facilitate their comprehension and learning of the content, and to help students developing their language through a discipline also to develop their general proficiency and their ability to communicate outside of their discipline
- an awareness of the nature and implications of the global role of English and the impact that English and learning through English can have on the students’ first language
On completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
- Commitment to professional and academic ethics and excellence.
- Ability to set personal targets and plan to achieve them.
- Development of the students’ ability to direct their own independent learning.
- Ability to discuss their discipline area in appropriate English and to communicate it to students.
- Ability to read critically and present material concisely and coherently in written and oral presentations relevant.
- Skills in observing teaching, evaluating it and applying their findings to their own teaching situations.
- Skills in reflecting upon, evaluating and developing their own teaching.
- Ability to develop pedagogical strategies appropriate to their teaching situation (in CLIL).
- Reflect critically on their teaching, program planning and/or the management of relevant educational programs.
- Understand and apply principles of teaching, assessment and evaluation.
Students complete 25 points of study.
The Professional Certificate in Education (CLIL) is comprised of two compulsory subjects:
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|EDUC90481||Content and Language Integrated Pedagogy||
|EDUC90482||Linguistics and Sociolinguistics of CLIL||
Graduates may progress to a range of other graduate coursework programs.
Last updated: 11 February 2021