På andra sidan bron: reflektioner runt dansk engelskundervisning
2005 (Swedish)In: ASLAs skriftserie, ISSN 1100-5629, 292- p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
The Danish Evaluation Institute, EVA, is an independent institution under the Danish Ministry of Education. EVA initiates and conducts evaluations of teaching and learning - from pre-school to post-graduate education. In 2003 English as a subject in Danish primary and lower secondary schools was evaluated. The report of this evaluation deals with four key issues. The first is a description of the teaching, its organisation and implementation and the pupils’ experience of the educational practices. The second issue focuses on how English teachers and schools have put into practice the obligation to make evaluation form the basis for guiding the individual pupil and planning the teaching. The third issue deals with the significance of the learning environment, and the fourth examines how the school management and the municipal authorities safeguard their responsibility for the teaching. Each of the issues is summarised in recommendations aimed at the parts involved from the Ministry of Education to the individual English teacher. The overall expression is that the teaching of English is characterised by a professional commitment from the teachers and a strong focus on developing the pupils’ communication skills. However, this is not supported by a systematic use of English as the classroom language. Furthermore, the work with language, use of language and language acquisition only play a small part of the teaching. The pupils are motivated to learn English and appriciete the work of their teachers, but call for more authentic material, more influence in the teaching process and more variation of the teaching.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Södertörns högskola. Uppsala: Association suédoise de linguistique appliquée (Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap). , 2005. 292- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2526Local ID: 2320/4470ISBN: 91-87884-18-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-2526DiVA: diva2:870620