Language in Education
Explores the role of language in the education setting, focusing on areas of knowledge about language structure and language use which are of direct relevance to the classroom teacher. It will include discussion of the following topics: the nature of spoken language and its inherent difference from written text; the use of “grammar” in the classroom, both as a basis for discussing authors’ techniques and as a means of analysing children’s language output; the concept of “literacy”; the implications of different theories of learning on the teaching of reading, writing and spelling; social factors influencing language in the classroom, including teacher-pupil interactions and variation in children’s language.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
Not currently offered
Previously offered in 2015
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for LING3280|