DEC Scan Journal : Volume 33 Issue 4
2014 Volume 33, Issue 4 35 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews The product Teachers in primary schools and high schools can use the text sets to complement their teaching of concepts in English. Because the focus of conceptual units is not on one text but on how texts demonstrate this concept, teachers can use multiple texts from the sets to explore the core idea. The text sets are not whole units of work, but a series of helpful suggestions about activities and learning that might take place within a larger unit. Teachers should choose which of the suggested activities best suit their students and classroom, and use the texts accordingly. They might also choose to supplement the learning with suitable texts of their own choosing. The following are links to the digital text sets for each concept: • Characterisation (primary) • Representation (primary) • Perspectives (secondary, Stage 4) • Interpretation (secondary, Stage 5). An Adobe connect presentation provides more information about the general capability of intercultural understanding and how culture is defined. A pdf of the text sets is also available on the Multicultural Education intranet site. References and further reading Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority 2014, Intercultural understanding, accessed 31 July 2014. Gehling, K 2012, Choosing texts for teaching and learning, Primary English Teaching Association, Australia, Marrickville, NSW. Commonwealth of Australia 2012, Global education: professional learning module, accessed 4 November 2014. A library with no walls With OverDrive and Softlink’s Oliver v5 you can create a digital library that engages students of every reading level. Put the right digital resources in the hands of your educators, students and parents to support curriculum and instructional goals, best practices, and student achievement. Request an online demonstration for your school. Read more about how OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks support student achievement. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 777 037. Powering Knowledge Performance softlinkint.com For more information Softlink is the authorised distributor of OverDrive in Australia and New Zealand. ADVERTISEMENT The physical texts in these sets are available for loan from the Henry Parkes Equity Resource Centre. Email: EquityResourceLibrary@det.nsw. edu.au or telephone: 02 8808 1170.
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