Presentation on theme: "Session 7 Classroom EDUC 601 WEEK 7. Session 7 Classroom Benedictine University 2 In Session 7, you will: Participate in a Cultural-Warm Up Activity."— Presentation transcript:
Session 7 Classroom Benedictine University 2 In Session 7, you will: Participate in a Cultural-Warm Up Activity Review Session 6 content Apply cultural learning in a classroom situation Critically evaluate approaches to cultural diversity in the classroom Recognize the concepts inherent in cultural diversity Express views on cultural learning Discuss issues that have implications for classroom practices
Classroom Debrief Slide 17 (Session 6) : Large Group Threaded Discussion: Describe one original accommodation strategy you posted in Session 6 Describe a classmate’s accommodation strategy you recorded from the threaded discussion that you could use in your classroom All responses should include: A title for the strategy A description of how and when the strategy may be used in the classroom A rationale to support the value of using the strategy 6 Benedictine University
Session 7 Classroom Debrief Slide 21(Session 6) : What are the characteristics of Individualistic Value Systems? Collectivistic Value Systems? How can awareness of the distinctions between these two value systems help you as an ELL teacher? What are the benefits and risks of each value system? 7 Benedictine University
Session 7 Classroom Debrief Slide 22 (Session 6) : Based on the definitions of individualistic and collectivistic societies, what three classroom situations and practical solutions do you feel can be successful in an ELL classroom? 8 Benedictine University
Session 7 Classroom Debrief Slide 35 : H. G. Widdowson states (p. 104) that: “Literacy can intensify a sense of self only if written texts are put in relation with readers’ selves, i.e., if they are read not just as linguistic products but as discourse.” In your opinion, what is Widdowson referring to and why? James Gee states (p.105) that: “Literacy”, says Gee, “is much more than just the ability to read and write. It is an ability to signal one’s membership in a socially meaningful discourse community.” What does Gee refer to when he states “…signal one’s membership..”? 9 Benedictine University Kramsch, C. (1998). Language and culture. NY: Oxford University Press.
Classroom Benedictine University 11 Kramsch discusses in Chapter 6 the nature of the linguistic sign of language as: The link between a language and its legitimate discourse community The symbolic capital associated with the use of the particular language or of a literate form of that language She concludes with the idea that these concepts are associated with language in relation to a person’s sense of self Do you agree or disagree? Why?
Session 7 Classroom Benedictine University 12 Chapter 6 Small Group Activity: Group Readings: –Group A: pp. 65-69 to the end of Cultural stereotypes –Group B: pp. 70- 74 to the end of Linguistic nationism –Group C: pp. 74-77 from Standard language, cultural totem to end of chapter Individually review the pages that are assigned to your group and prepare a short summary points of key ideas Divide into your small groups (A, B, C): Compare and contrast the summary points of the group Prepare a master list of key points presented in the reading assigned to your group Be prepared to present your key points to the class
Session 7 Classroom Benedictine University 13 Chapter 6 Small Group Activity Debrief: Kramsch (p. 77) states that language is the most sensitive indicator of the relationship between an individual and a given social group. Based on this position, what key ideas or concepts did your group identify in the readings? Group Key Points Discussion: –Group A: pp. 65-69 to the end of Cultural stereotypes –Group B: pp. 70- 74 to the end of Linguistic nationism –Group C: pp. 74-77 from Standard language, cultural totem to end of chapter
Classroom Culture As Language Crossword Puzzle Activity Benedictine University 15 89-99
Session 7 Classroom Culture As Language Crossword Puzzle Debrief Benedictine University 16 Congratulations! Award the 5 points to each member of the winning group… Congratulations! Which top 3 terms/concepts presented in the crossword puzzle have the most potential to impact an ELL’s learning experience? Why? Can you provide a classroom example to illustrate your response? What are the concepts inherent in cultural diversity? What issues impact classroom practices? What are your personal views of cultural learning?
Classroom 20 Benedictine University In-Class Collaboration Time permitting, take 15- 20 minutes to collaborate with your Small Groups about the practicum process Each group is to discuss their progress and update colleagues on individual progress If your group has completed the group presentation, take time to work on Assignment 5B
Classroom 24 Benedictine University Session 7 Assignments
Session 7 Classroom IDEA Course Evaluation Please check your BenU account for notifications and directions You may access the survey by clicking on the link on the course homepage The evaluation must be completed within 48 hours of the last classroom session The survey must be completed in one sitting, it cannot be re-opened Thank you for your input
Classroom Benedictine University 27 In Session 7, you have: Participated in a Cultural-Warm Up Activity Reviewed Session 6 content Applied cultural learning in a classroom situation Critically evaluated approaches to cultural diversity in the classroom Recognized the concepts inherent in cultural diversity Expressed views on cultural learning Discussed issues that have implications for classroom practices
Session 7 Classroom Benedictine University 28 In Session 8, you will: Review Session 7 content Define “cultural identify” Review cultural stereotypes Define “language crossings” in relation to cultural identity Revisit the definition of “culture” Examining cultural superiority and personal identity Examine the impact of cultural identity on the K-12 ELL settings