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Maria Lobytsyna - Using Authentic, Online texts


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From the 2015 MLTA Conferece

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Maria Lobytsyna - Using Authentic, Online texts

  1. 1. Maria Lobytsyna • Using Authentic, Online, Audio-Visual texts in the Language classroom. • Open High School (Languages). • Russian online courses (Russian Continuers: Preliminary and HSC). •
  2. 2. The platforms: • Moodle • Edmodo • Schoology
  3. 3. BOASTES (NSW) Board of Studies –Teaching and Language Standards • in their language curriculums explicitly state the importance of using authentic texts (including AV texts). • Using audio-visual texts dovetails itself with the “Quality Teaching (QT) in NSW public schools discussion paper (2003). It encourages teachers to use audio-visual texts in a language classroom context.
  4. 4. The Open High School: e-learning • This presentation is based on the practical experience of teaching Russian audio-visual texts incorporated in the new online language courses for Year 11 and year 12 students (on Moodle). It refers to both face- to-face and distance education modes (as part of the new online course).
  5. 5. Teaching the AV texts: teaching comprehension and understanding. The challengers encountered: • Encouraging students to comprehend the socio- cultural and semantic context of the authentic AV texts. • Discussing and analysing the different cultural “undercurrents” of the selected AV texts.
  6. 6. Quality Learning Environment • Engagement Using prior knowledge and analytical skills to examine the AV text vs personal experiences. • High expectations • Understanding the context, • making connections between local and global issues.
  7. 7. Quality Learning Environment • Higher-order thinking Evaluate, analyse, apply: an impact of the national heritage on modern culture. • Analysing environmental issues in local and global context. • Moving between cultures. • Metalanguage Making linguistic connections. Discussing how the language works.
  8. 8. Significance of using the AV texts: • Background knowledge gathered • Cultural knowledge: linking the lessons content to different socio-cultural groups demonstrating that different cultures are accepted • Knowledge integration: linking to other subjects (modern history, legal studies,) • Connectedness: learning outcomes are valuable beyond the classroom and school (RE: students’ feedback) • The AV texts were the triggers for the projects/students shared their knowledge.
  9. 9. Selection of audio-visual texts • Russian Continuers Syllabus Stage 6 • Themes: • The Individual • The Russian-speaking community • The Changing World
  10. 10. Types of audio-visual resources: • Documentaries about the famous people (ie. writers, composers), etc. • Documentaries on socio-cultural issues • Extracts from films • Short films made by students • Interviews • Songs
  11. 11. Text type Topic Theme Report • Russian teenagers and the Internet • Addictions • Health and social issues • Environment • Teenage life • Family life
  12. 12. TV interview • TV interview with a popular media presenter: “100 questions to an adult” • People at work • Career aspirations • Relationships with family and friends
  13. 13. Films An episode from a film by Akira Kurosava “Dersy Uzala” (Russian/Japanese) • Environment • Conservation
  14. 14. Documentary • Life and works of Russian composer Tchaikovsky • Modern culture and music • Professional aspirations
  15. 15. Popular song • Friendship • Personal life • Community
  16. 16. How to use audio-visual texts with students? • Projects • Assessment-type questions • Enrichment: Society and Culture • Extension
  17. 17. Developing skills • Speaking skills • Discussion and debating skills • Analytical skills • High order thinking
  18. 18. My Pedagogy • Students’ participation in the research and selection process (ie films and documentaries based on the literary texts) • Students’ feedback • Surveys
  19. 19. The Copyright Considerations Australian Copyright Council E-mail: Website: YouTube’s Copyright Center for users:
  20. 20. Using other people’s material in YouTube videos – Copyright expired material – Pre-cleared material (video, images and footage that has been pre-cleared for use on YouTube) – Open licensed material (ie Creative Commons material) – Fair Dealing (is tired to specific purposes such as . . . reporting the news, research and study)
  21. 21. The Embedded link • YouTube • Click on Embed • Copy the link • Go to Moodle • Click on Edit HTML Source • Paste the link and unclick Word Wrap • Update • Enter the Questions/Tasks • Save and Return to course
  22. 22. TubeChop – Go to YouTube, select your film – Click on Share and copy the link – Open TubeChop – Paste the link in the Search area – Click on “Chop” and select the required episode. – Copy the embed code for Moodle – Or copy the link and create a hyperlink (if you use the Word file).