Course Information
Reference Number : FR-2014-462-001


TITLE OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITY
IN THE LANGUAGE OF TUITION
  English : Hands-On Universe, Europe. A Kinesthesic-based approach to promote science content acquisition and foster the development of English language skills.
TYPE OF TRAINING ACTIVITY
TRAINING AIMED AT PARTICIPANTS RECEIVING :
A COMENIUS GRANT (SCHOOL EDUCATION)

TYPE AND ORIGIN OF THE TRAINING:
COURSE
(training resulting from an llp or previous socrates project (comenius, lingua, grundtvig, minerva))

LLP OR SOCRATES PROJECT NO. : 141928-LLP-1-2008-1-FR-COMENIUS-CMP/2008-3371

THEMATIC FIELD OF THE TRAINING
GENERAL IN-SERVICE TRAINING
CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
ICT - Information and communication technologies
Intercultural education
Pedagogy and didactics

LANGUAGES USED FOR THE TRAINING
MAIN LANGUAGE: English
LANGUAGE VERSION(S) IN WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED:
English

EDUCATION SECTOR OF THE TRAINING PARTICIPANTS
SCHOOL AND PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION
General secondary
Vocational/Technical secondary

TARGET AUDIENCE
Teachers (Pre-school, primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs)
Teacher trainers
Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors
Inspectors
Members of students/teachers councils in adult education


INSTITUTION ORGANISING THE TRAINING
NAME OF THE ORGANISATION: UPMC-Sorbonne Universités - Formation Continue
STREET AND NUMBER: 15, rue de l'Ecole de Médecine
POSTCODE:75006 -
TOWN / CITY: Paris
COUNTRY: France
WEBSITE:  www.fc.upmc.fr
ORGANISER/S OF THE TRAINING 
PERSON 1:  Anne-Laure Melchior
TEL NR: 33/1/40512061
FAX NR: 33/1/40512002
EMAIL: training@euhou.net
PERSON 2: Gilles Chagnon
TEL NR: 33/1/44276011
FAX NR: 33/1/44278293
EMAIL: Gilles.Chagnon@upmc.fr
FULL DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING CONTENTS
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING: (EN)
Preparation* The participants are encouraged to visit the Web site of the project (http://www.euhou.net) where news and pedagogical ressources are available. They can find some example of kinaesthesy activities.
Some reading of astronomical newspapers in English will be an help for the training.
An on-line questionnaire will be proposed to the successful applicants in order to monitor the impact of the training.
Pre-requisite: undergraduate or postgraduate degree in sciences (i.e. physics or maths).
Objectives* The main goal of this training is to re-awake the interest in science in the young generation with new interactive methods whilst fostering participants’ English speaking skills and favouring collaboration between schools in different European countries.
Science-teaching pedagogy will be renewed both through the use of astronomy as a well-established source of motivation and of interactive teaching methods. Kinesthesia will be relied upon as a unifying element both for science and English as a foreign language (L2) teaching. The training session will aim at enabling teachers, pupils and students be "embodied, embedded, enacted, extended and affective"(4EA) in the learning process.
In science, kinesthesia can be used as a lever to give learners access to the complexity of various modelling systems. The kinesthetic approach, which will be taken in this training program, will be embedded within a series of pedagogical sequences designed to be further used with secondary school pupils.
A task-based approach to L2 learning will be adopted to promote the development of English language skills.
Participants will notably be led to use language as a tool for completing tasks rather than as a subject in its own right. To do so, collaborative tasks related to astronomy and integrating movements and rhythms will be proposed for the participants to be able to negotiate meaning, test their L2 hypotheses, focus on forms and notice (Schmidt, 1990; 1993; 1994). Some of those tasks will be computer-mediated.
Cultural activities (theatre play, opera, dance, night observations) in Paris will also be proposed to the participants
on their spare time after class (on a non-compulsory basis) in order to promote mutual understanding in diversity and raise/reinforce intercultural awareness.
Methodology* Lectures will be proposed to both provide an overview of selected topics in the field of astronomy and equip
participants with basic knowledge of kinesthesia and on how it can be applied to facilitate learning.
Various lectures, classes and workshops will also be proposed and conducted in English. An adjunct content and
language integrated approach (Dalton-Puffer, 2007; 2008; Liebenberg, 2012) whereby the content will be
introduced by a content specialist (i.e. astrophysics) and complemented by L2 activities based on both astronomical and kinesthetic concepts will be adopted to provide further guidance and help participants in
English as a foreign language.
Body language will be applied to two astrophysical modelling systems: the Milky Way and the Solar System. These two kinesthetic activities will sometimes lead to the completion of computer-based activities (involving, in particular, the SalsaJ software and the EUHOUMW web interface) and all the above-mentioned activities will be interrelated and part and parcel of pedagogical scenarios aiming at having participants carry out realistic actions meeting social needs which performances require production in L2. These realistic actions will include, for instance, data analysis, remote observation on robotic radio telescopes, and use of astrophysical archives.
Some kinesthetic activities (including rhythm, drama class and dance techniques) will be proposed. Workshops will be conducted so as to have participants interact, participate and engage.
A special emphasis will be put on English language learning as applied linguistics experts will take part in the training session. Participants will also be proposed various communication techniques, which they will be able to try out in collaborative contexts.
Astronomical content has been developed by the EU-HOU project (www.euhou.net; funded by the European Commission
510308-LLP-2010-1-FR-COMENIUS-CMP / 2012-4028;
141928-LLP-1-2008-1-FR-COMENIUS-CMP / 2008-3371; ...)
Follow-up* Contacts with the trainers will be encouraged. Participants will be shown how to register on the EU-HOU website and forum to join the EU-HOU network of teachers. Interested participants will then be offered an access to remotely controlled EUHOUMW radio telescopes (depending on their availability). Participants will also have the opportunity to develop and share new resources, which they will have themselves made up in interaction with their European fellow counterparts and trainers/researchers. Subsequent collaborative work between different European schools will be encouraged, notably within the framework of the Comenius school partnerships or Comenius Regio projects.
The European project VAMDC (FP7 funding) designed software to access atomic an molecular data for pedagogical purposes. Call for projects will be proposed.

References
- Dalton-Puffer, C. (2008). “Outcomes and processes in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL): current research from Europe.” In Delanoy, W. & V. Laurenz (eds.). Future Perspectives for English Language Teaching. Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1-19.
- Dalton-Puffer, C. (2007). Discourse in Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) classrooms. Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
- Liebenberg, E. (2012). « Using Images as an Effective Tool to Facilitate Teaching Legal Concepts », Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité, Volume XXXI N° 1 | 2012, 44-59.
- Schmidt, R. (1994). Implicit learning and the cognitive unconscious: of artificial grammars and SLA. In N. Ellis (dir.). Implicit and explicit learning of languages. London: Academic Press. pp. 165-209.
- Schmidt, R. (1993). Awareness and second language acquisition. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, n° 13. pp. 206-226.
- Schmidt, R. (1990). The role of consciousness in second language learning. Applied Linguistics, 11, 129-158.


 

PROGRAMME OF THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES (DAY BY DAY)
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING:
Day 1
9h00- 9h05 Welcoming
9h05-10h30 Lecture: What is kinesthesia?
10h30-11h00 Coffee Break
11h00-12h30 Practical session: Improving your English with the kinesthetic approach
12h30-14h00 Lunch Break
14h00-15h00 Lecture: History of the Human Orrery and its interest for modelling
15h00-17h00 Practical session: Kinesthesia exercises and application on the Solar System: the Human Orrery

Day 2
9h00-10h00 Lecture: Solar System – what do we know today?
10h00-10h30 Tutorial
10h30-11h00 Coffee Break
11h00-12h30 ICT collaborative activity: Kepler’s laws
12h30-14h00 Lunch Break
14h00-17h00 Practical session: drama class on the Solar System or Orrery

Day 3
9 h00-10h00 Lecture: Exoplanets
10h00-10h30 Tutorial
10h30-11h00 Coffee Break
11h00-12h30 ICT collaborative exercise with SalsaJ – Introductionary activity
12h30-14h00 Lunch Break
14h00-16h00 ICT collaborative exercise with SalsaJ - Detection of exoplanets (transit method)
16h00-17h00 ICT collaborative exercise: work on transit archives

Day 4
9h00-10h30 Lecture: Study of the Hydrogen of the Milky Way
10h30-11h00 Coffee Break
11h00-12h00 Practical session: kinesthetic activity on the Milky Way
12h00-12h30 ICT activity: On-line observations
12h30-14h00 Lunch Break
14h00-16h00 ICT exercise: Analysis of radio observations
16h00-17h00 Lecture: Presentation of the EU-HOU and VAMDC projects

Day 5
9h00-10h30 Lecture: Playing a foreign language
10h30-11h00 Coffee Break
11h00-12h30 Practical session: Teaching Physics in English
12h30-14h00 Lunch Break
14h00-16h00 Practical session: Teaching Physics in English
16h00-17h00 Training evaluation
 

TYPE OF CERTIFICATION OF ATTENDANCE AWARDED
IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRAINING:
Europass Mobility certificate Certificate of attendance GTTP certificate
 
ENGLISH:Europass Mobility certificate Certificate of attendance GTTP certificate

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