EDID4102 – English in and out of school

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The course gives you insight into adolescents’ interest in and use of English outside school and what this means in relation to the teaching and learning of English as a school subject. Based on relevant theory and research, we discuss how to bring students’ personal uses of English into the English classroom.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, you should have acquired:

Knowledge about

  • relevant educational policy documents and central topics for the bridging of the use of English outside school with English as a school subject in Norway
  • relevant theory and research on adolescents’ voluntary use of English outside school
  • how to bridge adolescents’ use of English outside school to the teaching and learning in the English classroom

Skills to

  • analyse and discuss empirical research, and relevant theory related to the use of English in and outside school, and connect these to each other
  • apply theoretical concepts related to the use of English outside school to classroom practice, and apply international research to the Norwegian context
  • collect and/or analyse data on the bridging of English use in and outside school
  • presenting knowledge from individual study

Competence to

  • continuously develop your teacher professionalism in English as a school subject
  • apply research-based knowledge in the development of your English teaching practices

Admission

The course is obligatory for students who have admission to the specialization in English didactics in Lektorprogrammet. Admission to the specialization in English or English didactics is required, and students have to be enrolled for the course to attend classes.

Teaching

The course offers seminars that include student activities, such as academic discussions, individual in-depth study and oral presentations.

Students are expected to meet prepared for teaching activities, and take responsibility for individual study of course reading. Participation in group discussions is a condition for developing a shared understanding of theory and research and acquiring the relevant competence to complete the course.

Course reading is set to approximately 650 pages.

Compulsory components

  • An oral presentation of data collection and/or analysis
  • Feedback to an assigned student presentation

Examination

The exam is an oral presentation (30 min). Further instructions and information about the exam is published on the semester page.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

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Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Every autumn

Examination

Every autumn

Teaching language

English