Introduction to the global classroom: Teaching Swedish as a second language in primary 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 the previous knowledge of newly arrived pupils 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 teaching unit for developing language and knowledge. The aim of the course is also to highlight ethnocentric patterns and ethnic hierarchies in society and school, based on intercultural and intersectional perspectives critical of norms.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 (permanent or otherwise) in education, residential care or correctional treatment institutions, folk high school or company
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.
- Start Spring 2020
- Mode of study Distance
- Language Swedish
- Course code S2GULK
- Application code KAU-35786
- Study pace 25% (Day)
- Study period week 4–19