PBL & CLIL in Bilingual Education
About the course:
In this on-line, 20-hour course, participants will reflect about the importance of acquiring languages through meaningful, context relevant communication.
We will reflect on questions such as:
- What is CLIL? Is CLIL a philosophy, a methodology or an approach? Why the noise
- What exactly is PBL? What are its characteristics?
- Why is PBL appropriate for Bilingual Education? How does it connect with the CLIL approach?
- How can this be implemented in my class? Is it applicable in any content area?
- How can students learn through Inquiry? Why is this beneficial?
- How do I get my students to interact through a second language?
- How can we make sure that PBL does not compromise a curriculum nor compromise learning expectations?
- What tools and strategies can I use to implement PBL in my classes?
- How can we differentiate teaching in PBL?
- When, at what stage of the process and how?
- How can I organize my planning in a PBL model? What would it look like?
- How do I assess students in a PBL-based program?
Participants are expected to dedicate 4 hours per week and take part in the activities with comments. There will be one assessed task at the end of the course.
Resources will include: Texts for reading and reflecting with peers; Forum discussions ; Videos ; Material analysis; Collaborative planning.
Facilitators: Selma Moura & Sherina Isolica
Selma Moura holds a M.Ed. and a B.A from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a specialisation in the languages of arts from the same university. She is a professor in the specialisation in Bilingual Education int three colleges, as well as a school director, consultant and published author. She is the editor of this blog.
Sherina Isolica holds a B.A in Education (Brazil) and another in Administration (UK), and is currently taking an MBA in school management. She has 22 years of experience as a teacher, three of them as a coordinator. She has been providing professional development for teachers, participating in educational events and publishing articles in AASSA (Association of American Schools in South America).
Start date: October 20th, 2018.
End date: December 1st, 2018
Course fee: R$ 300,00.
(10% discount for groups of 5 or more people)