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  1. 1. <ul><li>Auslan specific annotations </li></ul><ul><li>How these annotations relate </li></ul><ul><li>to the teachers of Auslan at </li></ul><ul><li>Kennington Primary School </li></ul>Lorraine Morton, 2008
  2. 2. Lorraine Morton Teacher of the Deaf Bendigo Deaf Facility at Kennington Primary School Auslan (Australian Sign Language) Prep to Grade 6 <ul><li>School: </li></ul><ul><li>Language taught: </li></ul><ul><li>Grades taught: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Auslan
  4. 4. Auslan at Kennington PS <ul><li>Auslan is the LOTE taught to all students at Kennington PS. </li></ul><ul><li>Signing deaf students and deaf adults provide authentic </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for the hearing students to communicate in Auslan. </li></ul><ul><li>Kennington Primary School is also a Bilingual School. In 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>four classes are tagged Bilingual. 7.5 hours of regular </li></ul><ul><li>curriculum are delivered using Auslan as the language of </li></ul><ul><li>instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>A number of KPS teachers are committed to the LOTE Rural </li></ul><ul><li>Retraining Program at La Trobe University, Bendigo. At the </li></ul><ul><li>completion of 2009, there will be five qualified Auslan LOTE </li></ul><ul><li>teachers working at KPS. </li></ul><ul><li>The Bendigo Deaf Facility P-6 campus is located at Kennington </li></ul><ul><li>Primary School. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kennington Primary School, Bendigo
  6. 6. My investigation <ul><li>Annotations provide opportunities for teachers of Auslan at </li></ul><ul><li>KPS to reflect on language-specific issues relating to </li></ul><ul><li>teaching the language. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a set of annotations specific to Auslan for the </li></ul><ul><li>Standard of ‘Language and Culture’. </li></ul><ul><li>Survey the current Auslan LOTE teachers at KPS to see if </li></ul><ul><li>they think their Auslan skills reflect the annotations. </li></ul><ul><li>Annotations are about teachers’ skills, their usage of the </li></ul><ul><li>language and their teaching. </li></ul>Firstly ..... Secondly ....
  7. 7. The annotations:
  8. 8. Accomplished teachers of Auslan are able to use Auslan in a range of classroom related functions by: <ul><li>Using Auslan for classroom management, instruction and </li></ul><ul><li>discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Using appropriate age-related topics to teach Auslan </li></ul><ul><li>language and culture </li></ul><ul><li>Using signed DVDs of different genre </li></ul><ul><li>Using Auslan to raise students’ awareness of different </li></ul><ul><li>languages, cultures and diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging students in their learning through the use of Auslan </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Auslan vocabulary and linguistic skills appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>to the students’ age and ability </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teaching vocab to play Auslan game Prep LOTE lesson Gr 6 LOTE lesson Asian countries project Communicating in Auslan
  10. 10. Accomplished teachers of Auslan have the ability to use Auslan outside classroom contexts such as: <ul><li>Engaging in casual conversations with other users of Auslan </li></ul><ul><li>including non-native users. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussing classroom related topics with colleagues at PD </li></ul><ul><li>sessions within the school and beyond. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding and using Auslan to manage basic </li></ul><ul><li>transactional living and travelling needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in some formal language contexts (eg, </li></ul><ul><li>meetings, interviews). </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to use a TTY. </li></ul><ul><li>Using captions on TV, DVDs and films. </li></ul><ul><li>Consulting an Auslan dictionary to identify, analyse and </li></ul><ul><li>reproduce signs (both hard copy and electronic). </li></ul>
  11. 11. Deaf Deaf Hearing Casual staffroom conversations. TTY
  12. 12. Accomplished teachers of Auslan have explicit knowledge of the linguistic system and demonstrate this in their teaching through: <ul><li>Knowledge of Auslan’s vocabulary. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of Auslan’s phonology – HOLME: handshape, </li></ul><ul><li>orientation, location, movement, facial expression </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the use of space. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing the importance of signing the topic first. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of Proform and Descriptive Classifiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the use of Role Shift. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of the importance of facial expression. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing the role of fingerspelling. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to represent nouns, verbs, adjectives and </li></ul><ul><li>adverbs. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to represent time and tense. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Postgraduate Deaf Studies (Language) La Trobe University, 3 rd year. Kennington Primary School teachers
  14. 14. Accomplished teachers of Auslan have explicit knowledge of aspects of Auslan usage by: <ul><li>Understanding that Auslan is not a direct transcription </li></ul><ul><li>of English words. </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding there is no voicing when using Auslan. </li></ul><ul><li>Recognising the effect of context on language use </li></ul><ul><li>and linguistic meaning. </li></ul>
  15. 15. No talking – lock your lips.
  16. 16. Accomplished teachers of Auslan have an awareness of some fundamental aspects of Deaf values, attitudes and linguistic cultural practices by: <ul><li>Understanding the importance of the physical </li></ul><ul><li>environment when communicating with a deaf person </li></ul><ul><li>Having an awareness how, historically, different </li></ul><ul><li>educational settings have influenced the language of </li></ul><ul><li>Deaf people. </li></ul><ul><li>Having an awareness of the impact Signed English </li></ul><ul><li>has had on the education of deaf people. </li></ul><ul><li>Having an awareness of the importance of the Church, </li></ul><ul><li>sporting groups and Deaf Clubs in Australian Deaf history. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Deaf netball
  18. 18. What did I learn? <ul><li>The Auslan LOTE program delivered at Kennington Primary </li></ul><ul><li>School is a quality program taught by skilled teachers </li></ul><ul><li>It is supported by native Deaf users who work in the school </li></ul><ul><li>The program reflects VELs and PoLT </li></ul><ul><li>The Bilingual Program compliments the LOTE Program </li></ul>
  19. 19. Auslan is great to learn!