EDF6201 - Theory and principles of bilingual/immersion education
12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
Leader: Dr M M Gearon
Theories and principles of bilingual/immersion education. Linguistic, psycho-linguistic, sociolinguistic, political and educational contexts of bilingual/immersion education programs in Australia and overseas.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to identify sound principles for the introduction of bilingual/immersion programs in a range of educational settings; demonstrate an understanding of the influence of bilingual/immersion education on language acquisition; analyse critically the political and educational contexts in Australia or their country which support and/or deter the introduction of a bilingual program in their educational setting.
Essay (4000 words): 50%
3 hours per week