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EDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed Language
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This course, EDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed Language, is run in conjunction with RIBDC Renwick Centre and the University of Newcastle.

This course develops advanced knowledge and a high level of competence in the use of signed language for pedagogical purposes. It provides participants with opportunities to develop their skills in teaching through signed language, reflect on personal practice via analysis of videotaped teaching sessions, and discuss relevant research in sign bilingual education.

The course will consist of several online sessions and three days of face to face classes. Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to the linguistic features of Auslan relevant to its use as a language of instruction;
  • Theory and practice of code-switching between different types of sign communication, including natural sign systems;
  • Demonstration and analysis of specific teaching techniques using signed language, including explanation of new concepts, using questioning effectively, and managing group discussions;
  • Translating texts between English and Auslan;
  • Theory and practice of assessing Auslan development;
  • Assessing and teaching English language and literacy through sign language;
  • Assessing and teaching aspects of spoken language skills for students who sign (including visual phonics); and
  • Creating and adapting resources for sign language-using families and classrooms.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Participants will:
  1. Demonstrate advanced skill in the use of signed language in bilingual education settings;
  2. Describe the principal linguistic features of Auslan relevant to its use as a language of instruction;
  3. Describe the range of currently available procedures for assessing Auslan development in children;
  4. Demonstrate the ability to teach and assess English language and literacy for students who use signed language; and
  5. Demonstrate the process of translation between English and Auslan for educational purposes.

PRESENTER: DR BREDA CARTY

Dr Breda Carty is a lecturer in Special Education at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Renwick Centre (affiliated with the University of Newcastle) in Sydney, Australia. Before taking up a position with RIDBC in 2002, Breda was a Research Fellow at Griffith University for 12 years, and a teacher of the deaf in Victoria and the United States. She has had many years' experience developing Deaf Studies workshops for the Deaf community and as a consultant with a variety of educational and community-based groups. She has co-authored a widely-used Deaf Studies Program for schools and a variety of other educational materials.
Dr Breda Carty has had extensive involvement in Deaf community organizations, and is currently Secretary of Deaf History International and a member of the World Federation of the Deaf's Expert Group on Deaf culture.
 
Her research interests include Deaf history, culture and community; Learning styles of Deaf people; Auslan/English bilingualism in children and adults; and Deaf Studies curriculum development.
Dates and Times

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 30, 2015

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Friday, May 1, 2015

9:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Add to Calendar4/29/2015 9:00 AM5/1/2015 4:00 PMAustralia/MelbourneEDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed LanguageThis course, EDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed Language, is run in conjunction with RIBDC Renwick Centre and the University of Newcastle. This course develops advanced knowledge and a high level of competence in the use of signed language for ped...The VDEI Learning Centre, Victorian Deaf Education Institute, 597 St Kilda Road, MelbourneVictorian Deaf Education Institutevdei@edumail.vic.gov.au

Audience
University of Newcastle non award students currently enrolled in the EDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed Language course
Cost

Standard

No Charge

This event is for University of Newcastle non award students currently enrolled in the EDUC6858 Advanced Pedagogy in Signed Language course. Please email VDEI, by clicking the "Register Online" link above to register your 2016 interest.

Location
The VDEI Learning Centre, Victorian Deaf Education Institute, 597 St Kilda Road, Melbourne