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IMPROVING CURRICULUM AND METHODLOGY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM BY LINKING WITH EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT By Nguyen Thi Thu.

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1 IMPROVING CURRICULUM AND METHODLOGY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM BY LINKING WITH EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT By Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy Bacninh Teacher Training College

2 OUTLINE * PURPOSE: - Introduce and become familiar with sustainable development, education for sustainable development. Provide a Change Project * OUTLINE: Introduction Change Project with an improved curriculum and methodology of English language teacher training program by linking with ESD Discussion

3 INTRODUCTION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: Definitions: improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of supporting ecosystems to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

4 INTRODUCTION SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: "sustainable development is built on three interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars - economic development, social development and environmental protection - which must be established at local, national, regional and global levels. (The World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, in 2002)

5 EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: The vision of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a world where everyone has the opportunity to benefit from quality education and learn the values, behavior and lifestyles required for a sustainable future and for positive societal transformation.

6 EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ESD is for everyone, at all stages of life and in all possible learning contexts. ESD employs a partnership approach that engages multiple sectors and stakeholders - including media agencies and the private sector - and utilizes all forms and methods of public awareness raising, education and training to promote a broad understanding of sustainable development.

7 ESD equally addresses all three pillars of sustainable development - society, environment and economy - with culture as an essential additional and underlying dimension. By embracing these elements in a holistic and integrated manner, ESD enables all individuals to fully develop the knowledge, perspectives, values and skills necessary to take part in decisions to improve the quality of life both locally and globally on terms which are most relevant to their daily lives.

8 The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005 – 2014: The ultimate goal of the Decade is that education for sustainable development must be more than just a slogan. It must be a concrete reality for all of us - individuals, organization, governments - in all our daily decisions and actions, so as to promise a sustainable planet and a safer world to our children, our grandchildren and their descendants. The principles of sustainable development must find themselves in children's schooling, higher education, non-formal education and community-based learning activities. This means that education will have to change so that it addresses the social, economic, cultural and environmental problems that we face in the 21st century." (Director- General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, New York on 1 March, 2005)

9 This vision translates into four objectives for the Decade, to: Facilitate networking, linkages, exchange, and interaction among stakeholders in ESD Foster an increased quality of teaching and learning in education for sustainable development Help countries to make progress toward and attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through ESD efforts Provide countries with new opportunities to incorporate ESD into education reform efforts

10 CHANGE PROJECT Objectives: The Change Project is aimed at: Reviewing the curriculum of English Language Teacher Training Program and writing an improved detailed curriculum by linking with ESD elements. Improving the methodology of English language teaching by integrating ESD components.

11 CHANGE PROJECT By the end of the course which lasts 90 periods (45 mins/period), the students will be able to: Use a number of teaching techniques effectively to teach grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the four skills: reading, listening, writing, and speaking in their teaching environment by linking with ESD Employ a number of teaching techniques to produce useful lesson plans by linking with ESD. Improve language and teaching methodology in an ESD dynamic. Select and use appropriate materials by linking with ESD Improve using their teaching aids and facilities.

12 CHANGE PROJECT Target groups: Under-graduated students who are studying English language Teaching methodology so as to become teachers of English at Lower Secondary Schools.

13 CHANGE PROJECT Methods: First, review the curriculum for English Language Teaching Methodology and then improve it by linking with ESD Secondly, implementing methods are : Communicative approach Student-centered approach Pluralistic approach System thinking approach Interactive, participatory, coordinative activities Decision-making, critical thinking skills

14 CHANGE PROJECT Lastly, Evaluation forms about the improved curriculum, improved version of English Language Teacher Training Course and the Change agents actual implementation are sent to the institution management board, colleagues, and students. They are then collected, assessed and analyzed so as to write a report on the Change Project.

15 CHANGE PROJECT Improved curriculum by linking with ESD 1. Teaching vocabulary : Unit 6: Places (p62, English 6) & Unit 10: Life on other planets 2. Eliciting + microteaching 3. Shape of a PPP lesson 4. Presentation stage + concept check + Typical teachers mistakes 5. Presentation techniques + microteaching

16 CHANGE PROJECT 6. Drills: Raising awareness + Varying steps of a drill 7. Giving instructions 8. Less-controlled practice activities + microteaching 9. Using visual aids and modern technology in teaching 10. Correction techniques + Microteaching 11. Using games as practice activities 12. Teaching pronunciation

17 CHANGE PROJECT 13. The roles of a teacher 14. Work arrangement & Classroom Management 15. Shape of a skills lesson 16. Teaching speaking +micro teaching 17. Reading activities +Micro-teaching 18. Teaching listening + micro teaching 19.Teaching writing+ micro teaching 20. Testing

18 Resources 1.Handbook for R & S Curriculum Mentors. Jane Goodall Institute Shanghai. 2. The ELTTP (English Language Teacher Training Project) Methodology Course: Grammar & Vocabulary (2003). 3. The ELTTP (English Language Teacher Training Project) Methodology Course: Skills and Testing (2003). 3. The Green Teacher: Ideas, experiences and learnings in Educating for the Environment. Green School series. CEE (Centre for Environment Education). A publication supported by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India (1997, reprinted 2005) 4. Green Games. CEE (Centre for Environment Education). A publication under the EE Bank Project, supported by International Development Research Centre, Canada (2006).

19 5. The Green Action Guide: A Manual for Planning and Managing Environmental Improvement Projects. CEE (Centre for Environment Education). A publication supported by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India (1997). 6. Tieng Anh 6 (English 6). Nha xuat ban Giao duc Tieng Anh 7 (English 7). Nha xuat ban Giao duc Tieng Anh 8 (English 8). Nha xuat ban Giao duc Tieng Anh 9 (English 9). Nha xuat ban Giao duc www. unescobkk. org

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