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English for Primary school teachers 15 cr
Faculty of Education and Business Studies
Telephone: 026 648833
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If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.
If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.
Period for course registration: 4 november - 10 november
You will study four modules in total within this course.
0011 Basic language structure 3.5 credits
0020 English language proficiency 3.5 credits
0030 Children’s literature 4 credits
0040 English didactics 4 credits
Please note that modules 0011 and 0020 will be taught parallel and the same goes for modules 0030 and 0040. A more detailed time table will be posted on Blackboard later on.
Students attending courses in English at the University of Gävle are required to attend class in order to receive a passing grade. Studying English at our college does not only involve obtaining subject knowledge, but also improving one’s ability to speak and write English, and this can only take place if students meet their teachers and actively participate in the instruction. Furthermore, most modules feature live, face-to-face, group work in order to accommodate the general course objective that “students should be able to compare and critically evaluate one’s own and others' work”. Failure to participate in such activities will therefore make it impossible to attain a course objective. For these reasons, we require attendance, with only minor exceptions. To take exams and pass the course, students must attend all obligatory seminars. Each module has at least three obligatory seminars. There is also a written exam and an obligatory on-campus seminar presentation. Date and time for the exam and the on-campus meeting will be posted on Blackboard.
Since this is a full-time course, you must be prepared to allocate 40 hours of study per week, including class attendance, reading and writing assignments. Studying for 30 credits in one term is like a full-time job.
To participate fully in this course, it is important that you prepare well for the seminars by reading instructed parts of the course literature. You should be able to discuss particular models and issues brought up in the literature rather than topics in general. Therefore, it is important that you get hold of the literature well in time for the relevant sessions.
It is important that you register on Blackboard which will be our main channel for communication. This is where you will find material about our course such as the time table, instructions, assignments, etc. This is also where the different instructors will post general announcements concerning the course and the individual sessions. Your instructors will use the email client to send individual messages when necessary. Therefore, check the course Blackboard page and your email regularly.
Secondly, we will meet in a virtual classroom. Information on how to access this classroom will be posted on Blackboard. For us all to be able to benefit from a good quality of reception it is recommended that you use broadband and not a wireless connection. It is important that you use a good headset with a microphone instead of the microphone on the computer only. A good camera is also essential for communicative purposes.
If you need support with any technical issues concerning Blackboard or our virtual classroom, contact the support service through the university website (www.hig.se). Go to Student/Stöd, support och service/It-stöd och support.
The syllabus (kursplan) is a legally binding document for teachers and students alike. Students should therefore refrain from requesting instructors to change the course content or shorten the reading list, for example.
Cheating and plagiarizing are serious academic offences, which result in failing the module in question and being reported to the college’s disciplinary commission. To learn about plagiarism and get basic information on how to avoid it, please read the disclaimer posted on Blackboard carefully before the beginning of the course; print it, sign it, make a copy/take a picture, and upload it to Blackboard.
Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you fail to register you will only be able to sit your exam if there is a n empty place in the exam hall.
If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.
After your course has finished you will be sent a we-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and you comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.
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