Module 1: Block 1 – An introduction to CLIL
- A comparison between subject and language teaching methodologies and how they can be synthesised to create an effective approach to CLIL.
- Elements of CLIL: key concepts; setting up the CLIL classroom.
- Use of graphic organisers and topic webs.
Module 1: Block 2 – Teaching maths through English
- Pedagogical approaches: skills and language
- A framework for teaching maths
- Consolidating and developing content concepts through practical activities
- Cooperative learning and peer teaching
Module 2: Block 3 – Maths with ICT
- Maths and technology: a world of connections
- iPads and apps
- Integrating ICT into specific maths topics
Module 2: Block 4 – Maths with science / arts and crafts
- Integrating maths into natural and social science topics
- Integrating maths into arts and crafts topics
- Staging maths integration into a combined science and arts and crafts framework
Module 2: Block 5 – Maths with music, performing arts and PE
- Integrating maths into music topics
- Integrating maths into performing arts topics
- Integrating maths into PE topics
- Integrating music, performing arts and PE into maths topics
Module 2: Block 6 – Maths with English language
- Adding maths content to your English language class
- Activities designed to develop numeracy
- Bringing it all together: inter-departmental cooperation
Each block of each part contains 3 elements which form part of assessment. Firstly, there is an automatically graded interactive test which is aimed at revising and consolidating input material. Secondly, there is a tutor-evaluated assignment which involves the production of resource material or a lesson plan and is aimed at testing understanding of the input material. The assessment for this task consists of a set of descriptors designed and standardized for tutors by MTS. Finally, as part of a reflective development process there is an obligatory journal task which is not graded.
The evaluation criteria take into account task fulfillment and the successful demonstration of CLIL pedagogical principles required in the planning and structuring of a CLIL class together with the identification of appropriate content and language objectives.
Participants are urged to log in regularly and contribute actively towards group cohesion.