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EEB310 International Cultural & Education Program (0)

Abstract

This subject is provided in recognition of students' full and compliant participation in an International Short term Program.

Programs will typically consist of a 3 or 4 week cultural and educational program in an international setting involving students living in another country; engaging in studies of culture, language, history, art, etc. with visits to sites of cultural and educational siginficance, and intercultural engagment with local peers.

Programs may include some practical experience in a school setting.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineBathurst Campus
Session 2
Online*Bathurst Campus
Session 3
OnlineBathurst Campus
*This subject offering contains a residential school. Please view following information for further details.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB310
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions

Available to all students studying through the School of Teacher Education, School of Education, School of Information Studies or the School of Indigenous Australian Studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • - display an improved ability to think globally and consider issues from other cultural perspectives
  • - demonstrate an awareness of own culture and its perspectives, and other cultures and their perspectives
  • - appreciate the importance of multicultural diversity to professional practice in their field of study
  • - better appreciate the complex and interacting factors that contribute to notions of culture and cultural relationships
  • - value diversity of language and culture
  • - have improved cross-cultural communication skills and some facility with local language
  • - have improved social, cultural and educational knowledge and understanding of the specific context of the international experience.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
Typically: - Orientation to international partner institutions and personnel - Creating intercultural spaces through social activity - Studies of Culture: History, Language, Art, Music, Food, Dance, Manners, Communication - Visits to Sites of hitorical, cultural, national and local significance - Teaching in a different cultural setting - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Keeping a diary/journal record of experiences and studies.

Residential School

This subject contains a compulsory 1 day residential school. This is an Orientation day in which students are provided with specifics of the International Short Term Program, Travel arrangements, Cultural orientation, survival language, expectations and conditions of participation. It is an opportunity for students to meet with each other, and participating lecturers. Orientation to school experience component of the program is provided, including an introduction to the school system, spcific school experience tasks, TESOL strategies.

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.