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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2013
Developing curricula for languages in the context of the Australian Curriculum is a complex undertaking that needs to address a number of demands. These include: the nature of language-and-culture learning for contemporary times within an increasingly diverse linguistic and cultural world; the goals of mainstream education and the…
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Curriculum Development
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2009
The evaluation of the Professional Standards Project (PSP) highlights its success both as a set of resources that provided the catalyst for professional conversations and learning and the National and State processes of facilitation of these conversations and learning, as well as the classroom-based investigations undertaken by teachers. For the…
Descriptors: Standards, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Competencies, Second Language Instruction
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2008
This paper provides background to considering how to assess intercultural language learning. It describes why traditional views of assessment are not sufficient. Essentially, assessing intercultural language learning requires assessment of both students' performance of communication in the target language and how they understand and explain the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2008
This paper describes the need to reconceptualise teaching and learning programs for intercultural language learning. The shift is from concepts such as "content" and its "coverage" (intended to address "learner needs and interests") to developing programs focused on meaning making in interaction and on learners as…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Scarino, Angela; Crichton, Jonathan – Babel, 2008
The Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning in Practice (ILTLP) Project is a large scale, national professional learning program designed to extend the understanding and practice of language teachers with regard to intercultural language learning. The latter is an orientation to language learning that underpins the National Statement and Plan…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, National Programs
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2007
Drawing on two major developments in languages education, namely communicative language teaching and frameworks of outcomes and standards, this address presents a reflection on "words" as the most basic resource of language teachers, and the way in which they are always open to interpretation and reinterpretation over time. With both developments,…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2005
Criteria for judging performance are traditionally and unproblematically invoked as a resource to be used (1) to make the assessment requirements evident to learners and (2) to provide a tool for rendering teacher judgments consistent, reliable, and fair. This paper explores the use of criteria and standards in the process of teacher judgment of…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Standards, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2003
In addressing the theme of transition in learning languages, describes aspects of three projects. Data are drawn from the projects to highlight issues in context, culture, and communication and principles that support transition and continuity in learning languages. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Context Effect, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2001
Addresses the following issues as they relate to the concept of standards in education: the content of standards, defining standards, setting standards, and using standards. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2000
Suggests that the Australian Language Levels (ALL Guidelines should combine the sociocultural goals with the concept of cultural awareness and integrate them with the concept of intercultural goals at all stages of language learning. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Guidelines