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Course description
  INTEGRATING COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

Integrating Skills is an essential subject in Education. Firstly, students will learn how to help children and young learners develop different language skills. Secondly, students will review the processes of L2 Teaching and Learning  depending on the methodology and learning stages. 

The subject includes two different sections:

1.Language learning and skills and communicative competence (reading, speaking, listening & writing) in the classroom.

2. Different education topics in each unit associated with foreign language development and acquisition 

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

DEGREE IN PRE-SCHOOL SPECIALITY

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG5 : Interpersonal relationship skills. Show empathy, sociability and tact when communicating with others, as well as opposing violence, prejudice and sexist stereotypes. Create a pleasant and cooperative atmosphere. Transmit well-being, security, calmness and sympathy in interpersonal relationships.
  • CG9 : Capacity for communication. Understand and express oneself both orally and in writing in the official languages of the Region of Valencia and one foreign language, including all available visual and auditory elements needed in each case, communicating effectively and efficiently in different contexts and for different purposes.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Apply the elements dealt with in current children's education syllabus coherently: goals, competences, aims, content and evaluation criteria.
  • CE14 : Reflect on classroom practices to innovate and improve teaching. Acquire habits and skills for self and cooperative learning and promote them among teachers and children.
  • CE2 : Promote and facilitate learning in early childhood, from a globalising and integrating approach to the different cognitive, linguistic, emotional, motor, social, philosophical, cultural and volitive dimensions .
  • CE3 : Design and regulate harmonious learning contexts in contexts of diversity in Preschool Education that satisfy the unique educational needs of each child, learning difficulties, gender equality, equity and the respect for human rights.
  • CE4 : Foment coexistence both in and outside the Infant Education classroom and present the peaceful resolution of conflicts.
  • CE5 : Systematically observe learning and coexistence environments in Infant Education contexts, interpret educational practices according to the theoretical reference frameworks, reflect on them and act in consequence.
  • CE7 : Promote the evolution of different pre-school education languages, identify possible dysfunctions and ensure their correct evolution. Favour the development of communication skills.

 

Competencias Módulo optatividad:>>Mención en Lengua extranjera: Inglés

  • M-ING-01 : Conocer los principios y procesos básicos del aprendizaje del inglés en los distintos niveles del currículo.
  • M-ING-02 : Conocer el currículo escolar de inglés, desarrollar y evaluar sus contenidos mediante recursos didácticos apropiados y promover las competencias correspondientes entre los alumnos.
  • M-ING-03 : Reflexionar sobre la enseñanza del inglés en el aula para innovar y mejorar la práctica docente.
  • M-ING-05 : Ser capaz de ofrecer al alumnado modelos correctos de pronunciación, ritmo y entonación en inglés.

 

DEGREE IN PRIMARY SPECIALITY

 

General Competences (CG)

  • CG5 : Work in a team, collaborating and leading when necessary.
  • CG9 : Assess the social and environmental impact of actions taken in one's field.

 

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Understand the organisation of primary education schools and, where appropriate, adult education centres and training classes, and the diversity of actors and actions involved in their operation. Collaborate with the different sectors of the educational community and the context and work in a team with your co-workers as a precondition for improving one's professional activity, sharing knowledge and valuing experiences.
  • CE2 : Understand the characteristics and conditions in which school learning takes place and indentify how this could affect the development of the students and act as a tutor, focusing on the students and parents of your group. All seeking understanding and cooperation with the families, bearing in mind different family contexts and lifestyles.
  • CE3 : Organise teaching in the framework of the epistemological paradigms of the subjects of the degree course, combining one's knowledge of the discipline with the transversal and multidisciplinary knowledge needed for the respective levels of education, showing one's understanding of the learning aims of the areas of knowledge laid down in the primary education curriculum.
  • CE4 : Motivate and promote the progress of students in school in the framework of comprehensive education and promote their self-learning skills, starting with the targets and content of each educational level, with positive expectations of student progress. All of this while renouncing traditional stereotypes that are external to learning, and developing strategies to avoid discrimination and exclusion.
  • CE5 : Identify and support those students who do not achieve their learning potential or have behavioural, emotional or social problems. Also know how to request advice from different services and specialists to attend diverse special education needs.
  • CE7 : Design and develop educational projects, programming units, contexts, activities and materials, including digital material, to allow the curriculum to be adapted to the diverse nature of the students and promote the quality of the contexts in which the educational process takes place, thus guaranteeing their well-being.

 

Competencias Módulo optatividad:>>Mención en Lengua extranjera: Inglés

  • M-ING-01 : Conocer los principios y procesos básicos del aprendizaje del inglés en los distintos niveles del currículo.
  • M-ING-02 : Conocer el currículo escolar de inglés, desarrollar y evaluar sus contenidos mediante recursos didácticos apropiados y promover las competencias correspondientes entre los alumnos.
  • M-ING-03 : Reflexionar sobre la enseñanza del inglés en el aula para innovar y mejorar la práctica docente.
  • M-ING-05 : Ser capaz de ofrecer al alumnado modelos correctos de pronunciación, ritmo y entonación en inglés.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

No data

 

 

Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2018-19

• To adopt a communicative approach to language instruction always geared towards the needs of students.
• To provide an integrated approach to language learning.
• To integrate the four main language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing).
• To focus on more than one skill at a time for the teaching and learning of English.
• To integrate both the main and the subsidiary skills (grammar, punctuation, pronunciation).
• To teach language in a communication promoting way.
• To interact in an authentic and meaningful way, exposing students to the richness and complexity of the language.
• To treat language as a means of interaction, rather than as an academic subject.
• To motivate students to interact, rather than to just have knowledge about the language.
• To teach skills to track students' progress in multiple skills at the same time.
• To develop in-depth language skills, learn critical thinking skills, and prepare for further academic studies.

 

 

General

Code: 17801
Lecturer responsible:
BELDA MEDINA, JOSE RAMON
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,20
Practical credits: 1,20
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 1,2
    Practical credits: 1,2
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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