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  • European Day of Languages challenge – find a podcast learn a few phrases – teach a friend Promotes independent and autonomous language learning
  • Apply the same to any language taught, country with which school has a link
  • Use visual History/English – battlefields, Berlin etc; Geography: Normandy/Brittany (links with history, art, etc), Make a concert the focus of a trip
  • Lf Working With Whole Curriculum Dimensions Wv

    1. 1. Making the most of the whole curriculum dimensions Cross curriculum working and opportunities Liz Fotheringham http://lizfotheringham.wordpress.com/
    2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>One whole school approach </li></ul><ul><li>Ways of working </li></ul><ul><li>Use of technology and the media </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul>
    3. 3. Whole curriculum dimensions <ul><li>‘ powerful unifying themes that give learning relevance and help young people make sense of the world’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identity and cultural diversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy lifestyles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enterprise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable futures and the global dimension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology and the media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creativity and critical thinking </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Why? <ul><li>Real </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><ul><li>successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Link with school in China established Year 7 Geography Year 7 English Year 7 History Year 12 Visit to China Mandarin Club KS3 and KS5 KS5 History Visit to China <ul><li>Identity and cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>The global dimension </li></ul><ul><li>Technology and the media </li></ul><ul><li>Community participation </li></ul>A whole school approach The children of Huang Shi
    6. 6. The challenges <ul><li>Non Roman script (50,000+characters!) </li></ul><ul><li>Tonal language!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Competing demands on pupils’ time </li></ul><ul><li>Limited resources – no text books, no audio material </li></ul>
    7. 7. Vocabulary sheet ppt Presentation and practice files Character practice sheets HOW WE DO IT…. Web links All files on school’s shared area accessible from home
    8. 8. Hover mouse over Characters for English Listen to phrases Links To lessons The best bit…… Podcasts are free
    9. 9. Using an online dictionary (2) Animation appears here
    10. 10. Benefits of using technology to support skills development <ul><li>Successful </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoyment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Confident </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Responsible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culturally aware </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. LISTENING WRITING DEVELOPING SKILLS PODCASTS -ITUNES VIDEOCASTS VIDEOS Bringing the outside world in…… GERMAN ITALIAN FRENCH
    12. 12. 四 八 Sculpture CULTURAL COLLAGE – a few examples Music and dance Superstition Festivals Colours Sports and games Gestures Food Language Art and calligraphy Architecture Religion and philosophy
    13. 13. Getting started 1 <ul><li>A BIG THEME </li></ul><ul><li>Trade </li></ul><ul><li>Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Inventions </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals </li></ul><ul><li>War </li></ul><ul><li>Impressionism </li></ul><ul><li>WORKING WITH ONE OR TWO CURRICULUM AREAS eg </li></ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>PE </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Technology …… </li></ul>AND/OR
    14. 14. Getting started 2 <ul><li>Build on existing practice </li></ul><ul><li>Exploit existing partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video conferencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOIP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film/video/images </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trips done by other subject areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History/English (eg Battlefields) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music/PE </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. And finally, don’t forget…..
    16. 16. Some things to think about…. <ul><li>How are you doing at the moment? </li></ul><ul><li>What opportunities are there for cross curriculum working in your school? </li></ul><ul><li>What examples of integrating “culture” into your day to day work can you share? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of other examples? </li></ul>
    17. 17. Reflection on next steps Arising from today, what conversations will you have with - your languages team? - your senior leadership team? - like-minded colleagues?
    18. 18. For further information: http://curriculum.qca.org.uk http://all-nsc.org.uk http://all-languages.org.uk http://lizfotheringham.wordpress.com/

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