To observe and learn the CLIL teaching strategies and practices used by a teacher in another subject
To observe and learn the CLIL teaching strategies and practices used by a teacher in another subject.
Duration: Half a day or a full day, depending on the availability of both teachers.
Identify a host teacher who works in a different subject and is interested in participating in the job shadowing activity.
Establish a suitable date and time for the observation, taking into account the availability of both teachers.
Discuss specific observation objectives with the host teacher to ensure that the experience is meaningful and informative.
- Lesson observation:
The participating teacher will join the host teacher's lessons in their subject.
During the lessons, the participating teacher will focus on observing the strategies used to integrate the foreign language within the disciplinary content.
Take notes on activities, subject-specific vocabulary, teaching methods, and the interaction between the teacher and students.
- Post-observation discussion:
After the lesson observation, the teachers will come together for a discussion to share observations, experiences, and reflections.
The participating teacher will have the opportunity to ask the host teacher questions about their strategies and the design of CLIL lessons.
Share the highlights of the observation, including examples of effective activities and teaching approaches for integrating the foreign language into the subject.
Following the discussion, the participating teacher will reflect on their own observations and learning obtained during the job shadowing experience.
Take note of ideas, strategies, and helpful suggestions for improving their CLIL teaching practice.
The teachers may agree on additional collaboration opportunities, such as co-teaching a lesson or jointly planning CLIL activities.
The participating teacher may also be encouraged to share their experiences with the rest of the school faculty, thereby promoting the sharing of CLIL practices.
- Resources and training:
During the job shadowing, the participating teacher may request the host teacher to share resources, teaching materials, and suggestions for further readings or CLIL training.
The participating teacher may also seek workshops, seminars, or specific CLIL training courses to further enhance their skills.
It is important to note that job shadowing in the CLIL context should be a collaborative and mutually learning experience between teachers. The participating teacher will have the opportunity to gain new ideas, strategies, and knowledge from the host teacher's practice, thereby contributing to further developing their skills in the field of CLIL.
Remember to coordinate with your school and the host teacher to ensure that the job shadowing activity is properly organised and that the time and space of both teachers are respected.