17 May, 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am

01CC Room 111 Central Courtyard

Dr Phil Chappell is opening up the APPL8200 seminar to provide you with an opportunity to observe teaching – live and in-person, as part of our ‘Open for Observation’ program in Session 1. Register below to observe this class.

The teacher: Dr Phil Chappell is the Deputy Head (secondment) in the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences.

The class: APPL8200Linguistics and Language Teaching: An opportunity to observe a 1.5-hour seminar on campus. In these seminars, we work through a pedagogical model of language that supports the teaching of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Seminars involve mini lectures and linguistic analyses, followed by small group work where students collaborate on their own analyses. The challenge with this unit is to present a range of linguistics concepts in such a way that they can be both understood and applied by students (i.e. student teachers) in language teaching and learning situations.

Before the class: Access the unit (via Open iLearn) and look through the content for that week. Note any content areas that you think would be of interest to you vis-a-vis how it is presented to students. Download the observation Reflection Sheet and read the APPL8200 Unit Guide.

During the class: Consider the prompts on this guided Reflection Sheet as you observe the class.Phil would be interested in receiving any feedback on how well you think he balances a didactic (presentation) approach with encouraging active learning in small groups. During Phil’s class he has indicated that you are free to interact and join in the class and group activities.

After the class: Phil would be keen to meet with you after the class to chat about your impressions as an observer and to reflect and chat about how the class went.. Please contact Phil directly philip.chappell@mq.edu.au

Open for Observation program information and FAQ’s

Questions: Contact professional.learning@mq.edu.au


This event is fully booked.

Posted by Kylie Coaldrake

Learning and Teaching Development Coordinator Office of PVC (Learning and Teaching)