Introduction to the global classroom: Teaching Swedish as a second language in secondary education
7.5 ECTS credits
The course builds on the students professional experience and has a practice-related focus. Different forms of reception and teaching of newly arrived children are described and discussed. The importance of mapping their previous knowledge to the planning of their future education is treated as is the importance of integrating study and career counselling in the teaching. How teaching should be designed to support their progress towards achieving curricular goals is discussed, and the importance of native language study guidance is emphasised. From a second language perspective, approaches to supporting learning through language and knowledge activities are explained and discussed. Students plan, conduct and evaluate a language and knowledge developing teaching unit. The aim of the course is to highlight ethnocentric patterns and ethnic hierarchies in society and school, based on intercultural, norm critical and intersectoral perspectives. The connection between language, identity construction and learning is treated and problematised. The importance of the teachers' attitudes and approaches to the intercultural learning setting is particularly emphasised.
Progressive specialisation: G1N (has only upper‐secondary level entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: Employment in education, residential care or correctional treatment institutions, folk high school or staffing company and a degree for teaching in primary, secondary, vocational, or preschool education, or equivalent qualifications earned abroad.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.