0.1 - Overview of the CiELT Online Module
This module is the online version of the Culture in ELT (CiELT) Module, developed as a resource for teachers to learn about intercultural communicative competence, culturally responsive pedagogy, and indigenous knowledge system. The target group is ESL teachers in rural primary schools in indigenous communities of Sabah, Malaysia. This module contains a variety of stimuli meant to inspire learning through dialogues among teachers in a professional learning community.
By contributing to discussions and sharing teaching ideas, classroom materials, and suggestions for improvement, the teachers involved in the CiELT project plays the important role as co-designers of this module. The content of this module will be updated on a regular basis with inputs from the participating teachers as the project progresses.
0.2 - Structure of the Module
Each unit in this module is divided into five sections.
Section 1: Review of Previous Unit
Each unit from Unit 2 and onwards starts with a review section, where teachers will be given the chance to look back and reflect on the things they have learned from the previous unit. The review will include revising the ideas and concepts, as well as reflecting on the impact of learning the new knowledge on their classroom practices.
Section 2: What is...?
'What is...?' is a general introduction to the unit, where key terms, ideas, and concepts are presented through a variety of stimuli. Some examples of stimuli are videos, infographics, or a short reading text. These will be followed by a list of questions for teachers to reflect on and discuss.
Section 3: Connecting the Dots
In this section, teachers will have the opportunity to think about how the key terms, ideas, and concepts learned in Section 1 relates to classroom practices, especially in rural indigenous contexts. It follows the same structure of starting with a set of relevant stimuli, followed by a list of discussion questions.
Section 4: Live Session
Live Session offers teachers the opportunity to participate in synchronous interactions with experts in the field, and with other teachers in the group. Through the monthly Webinar, guest speakers from education institutions and other organisations from Malaysia and abroad will deliver topics around the theme of intercultural communicative competence, culturally responsive pedagogy, and indigenous knowledge system. Teacher Sharing Session gives teachers a chance to share classroom practices with their peers, and to show how they have applied the knowledge they acquire through this module in their lessons. Sharing is also a good way to receive constructive feedback and to inspire others. These Live Sessions will be conducted in an interactive manner, with plenty of opportunities for teachers to ask questions and engage in dialogues with one another.
Section 5: Putting it Into Practice
Each unit ends with an invitation for teachers to try out what they have learned in the classroom. It will start with a brainstorm session to pool ideas for activities that apply the principles and key concepts learned in the unit. Teachers are expected to conduct the lesson activities in their respective classroom and share pictures and videos of the lesson on the Telegram group.
Culture in ELT (CiELT) Home Page
The CiELT Online Module
0.1 - Overview
0.2 - Structure of the Module
Technology and Tools
0.3 - Google Meet
0.4 - Telegram Messenger
0.5 - Talkwall
Ground Rules for Group Talk (Talkwall Practice)
UNIT 1: Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC)
1.1 - What is Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC)?
1.2 - Connecting the Dots: 'Towns and Cities - London Guide'
1.3 - Live Session: ICC and Malaysian CEFR-aligned ESL Curriculum
1.4 - Putting it into Practice: Task for Unit 1
UNIT 2: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP)
2.1 - Review of Unit 1
2.2 - What is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP)?
2.3 - Connecting the Dots: 'How to Make Linopot'
2.4 - Live Session: Applying CRP and ICC in the ESL Classroom
2.5 - Putting it into Practice: Task for Unit 2
UNIT 3: Indigenous Knowledge System (IWK) and Indigenous Pedagogy (IP)
3.1 - Review of Unit 2
3.2 - What is Indigenous Knowledge System (IWK) and Indigenous Pedagogy (IP)?
3.3 - Connecting the Dots: Integrating Indigenous Cultures into English Language Teaching
3.4 - Live Session: Integrating the Orang Asli Culture into ESL Activities and Projects
3.5 - Putting it into Practice: Task for Unit 3
UNIT 4: Review of Unit 1 to 3
4.1 - Revisiting CRP, ICC, and IWK
4.2 - Live Session: Integrating Kadazandusun/Bajau Cultures into ELT in Rural Sabahan Classrooms
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