EDUCACIÓN PLURILINGÜE: LENGUA EXTRANJERA (INGLÉS) Y CONOCIMIENTO DEL MEDIO NATURAL Y SOCIAL
EXCURSIÓN A LAS MARISMAS DEL ODIEL (HUELVA)
Esta unidad didáctica ha sido realizada por Julio Carrasco Cardo, Gloria Saavedra Rodríguez, Mª Ángeles García Carrasco, Mª Rocío Granadero Silva y Amedeo Abbate alumnos de la asignatura Didáctica delIdioma I (inglés), curso 2009/10, bajo la supervisión pedagógica del profesor Fernando D. Rubio Alcalá.
A DAY TRIP TO ODIEL SALT MARSHES
The present Teaching Unit follows the recommendations of the School Curricular Project, the Order 2/2006, May 3rd of Education (LOE), together with the Decree 1513/2006 of December 7th, which states the minimum learning process ofPrimary Education, and the Decree 230/2007 of July 31st, for the establishment and the teaching-learning process corresponding at Primary Education in Andalucía, for the rights of people to be taught and the principles which help to do the objectives, the structures, and the organization of the Educational System, according with the Constitution.
In a multicultural and plurilingual society,the knowledge of a second language contributes to develop communication (oral and written comprehension and expression), as well as increasing knowledge and experiences of other ways of life and cultures, but also of our own context. Language and environment are intertwined to contribute to the knowledge of the world and appreciation of nature.
In plurilingual education the teachinginterests are focused on helping the students to achieve the four basic skills in Foreign Language: listening, speaking, writing and reading, based on content-based instruction. Language is a means of communication and not an isolated matter of study for primary students.
This Teaching Unit pretends to fulfill a lacuna in plurilingual syllabuses, in which integrated curriculum is usually focusedwithin the school or classroom context. A trip to Odiel Salt Marshes represents an important activity to our students at their ages, where they can learn elements, cycle of nature and above all, create the value of respect towards the environment. And for this reason a thorough teaching unit has been designed to facilitate the teaching-learning process before, during and after the trip.
According to Article 18 Ley Orgánica 2/2006, 3rd May, Education, the areas where this teaching unit are drawn upon are Natural, Social and Cultural Sciences, and Foreign Language.
AIMS FOR THE STAGE OF PRIMARY EDUCATION
In this teaching unit we will work especially on the following aims:
a) To develop habits of individual and teamwork, effort andresponsibility in the study as well as attitudes of confidence in itself, critical sense, personal initiative, curiosity, interest and creativity in learning.
b) To acquire at least one foreign language, the basic communicative competence that lets them express and to understand simple messages that arise in everyday situations.
c) To know and value the natural, social and culturalenvironment, and to be able to take action in the prevention and care of the environment.
d) To know and value the animals close to the human sphere and to adopt behaviors to foster the animals’ protection.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE AIMS
The present unit will work on all the foreign language aims, but especially on these ones:
a) To listen and to understand messages in various verbalinteractions, using the information transmitted for the execution of diverse concrete tasks related to its experience.
b) To express and to interact orally in usual and simple situations that have a content and known development, using non verbal and verbal procedures and adopting a respectful attitude and of cooperation.
c) To read of comprehensive form diverse texts, related to its...