Teachers of Italian professional development course
Led by Matthew Absalom and a team of experienced teachers and academics, this professional learning program for all teachers of Italian will provide opportunities for networking with colleagues, reconsidering approaches to teaching and learning, integrating new resources into your practice and updating your knowledge of Italian language and culture. The program is diversified to cater for all year levels and includes an introductory session to bring together all participants.
The program is diversified to cater for all year levels and includes an introductory session, which will feature Professor Joe Lo Bianco and Laura Napolitano (new Director, Italian Institute of Culture, Melbourne) to bring together all participants.
In each strand, participants will have the opportunity to complete a short action teaching project which they define prior to the first session, put in place after the first session and report on in the final session.
The program will be fully supported via an online learning community which participants will access before the program begins and continue to have access to throughout 2018.
Professional certificates of participation will be offered upon completion of the course and it is VIT applicable.
Mr Matthew Absalom, Italian Studies, University of Melbourne
Mr Matthew Absalom
Italian Studies, University of Melbourne
University of Melbourne
Matthew Absalom is a university teacher and researcher, linguist, Italian language coach, translator and published author. His current appointment is in the Italian Studies program at The University of Melbourne. He holds qualifications in music, education, languages and linguistics, and his research interests cover Italian linguistics, computer assisted language learning, and languages education. A regular visitor to Italy over the last 25 years, he has carried out research, led study tours including the Federal Government's Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowship to Italy, and negotiated incountry study opportunities for his students. His university career in Australia spans three universities: the Australian National University, University of South Australia and The University of Melbourne. Matthew was the leading author of Cengage’s Esplora! Senior and has recently been involved as a writer for the new edition of Pearson’s Ecco! 1 and 2. A regular presenter at teacher professional learning programs around Australia, he was a member of the executive of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations from 20082017.