Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation

Author: Dr. Peter Mickan
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847698322
Release Date: 2012-11-23
Genre: Education

This book applies social theory to curriculum design and sets out a program for language curriculum renewal for the 21st century. It includes many examples of text-based curricula and describes a plan for curriculum renewal based on texts as the unit of analysis for planning, for teaching and for assessment. Underpinned by Halliday’s semiotic theory of language, the book combines the theory of language as a resource for meaning-making with learning language as learning to mean. The curriculum design constructs curriculum around social practices and their texts rather than presenting language as grammatical and lexical objects. This work will provide teachers, teacher educators and curriculum planners with a curriculum model for teaching children and adults in different contexts from preschool to adult education as well as serving as a practical guide for students.

Text Based Research and Teaching

Author: Peter Mickan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137598493
Release Date: 2016-12-26
Genre: Literary Criticism

Contributions in this book illustrate the many methods available for researching language in context and for the analysis of everyday text types. Each chapter highlights language as a resource for the expression of meanings—a social semiotic resource. Text analysis is used to reveal our capacity to formulate multiple meanings for participation in different social practices—in relationships, in work, in education and in leisure. The approach is applied in text-based teaching and in the critical analysis of public discourses. The texts come from different social spheres including banking, language classes, senate hearings, national tests and textbooks, and interior architecture. Text-based research makes a major contribution to Critical Discourse Analysis. The editors and authors of this book demonstrate the value of text analysis for awareness of the role of language for accountable citizenship and for teaching and learning. This book will be of interest to anyone researching in the fields of language learning and teaching, functional linguistics, multimodality, social semiotics, systemic functional linguistics, text-based teaching, and genre analysis, as well as literacy teachers and undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics, media and education.

The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching

Author: Graham Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317384472
Release Date: 2016-05-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching is the definitive reference volume for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of Applied Linguistics, ELT/TESOL, and Language Teacher Education, and for ELT professionals engaged in in-service teacher development and/or undertaking academic study. Progressing from ‘broader’ contextual issues to a ‘narrower’ focus on classrooms and classroom discourse, the volume’s inter-related themes focus on: ELT in the world: contexts and goals planning and organising ELT: curriculum, resources and settings methods and methodology: perspectives and practices second language learning and learners teaching language: knowledge, skills and pedagogy understanding the language classroom. The Handbook’s 39 chapters are written by leading figures in ELT from around the world. Mindful of the diverse pedagogical, institutional and social contexts for ELT, they convincingly present the key issues, areas of debate and dispute, and likely future developments in ELT from an applied linguistics perspective. Throughout the volume, readers are encouraged to develop their own thinking and practice in contextually appropriate ways, assisted by discussion questions and suggestions for further reading that accompany every chapter. Advisory board: Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Amy Tsui, and Steve Walsh

The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education

Author: Dr. Jean Conteh
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781783092253
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the ‘multilingual turn’ in languages education and the potential benefits for individuals and societies. It takes account of recent research, policy and practice in the fields of bilingual and multilingual education as well as foreign and second language education. The chapters integrate theory and practice, bringing together researchers and practitioners from five continents to illustrate the effects of the multilingual turn in society and evaluate the opportunities and challenges of implementing multilingual curricula and activities in a variety of classrooms. Based on the examples featured, the editors invite students, teachers, teacher educators and researchers to reflect on their own work and to evaluate the relevance and applicability of the multilingual turn in their own contexts.

Schulen der Zukunft

Author: Rotraut Walden
Publisher: Roland Asanger Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 389334392X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Architecture

Verlagstext: Die Autorinnen zeichnen anhand von Interviews mit Architekten und unter Einbezug einer Fülle von Erkenntnissen der Architektur-, Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie ein differenziertes Bild der räumlichen Bedingungen (z.B. Farbgebung, Formgestaltung) und psychologischen Prozesse (Selbstgestaltung) des Schulbaus und fassen ihre Ergebnisse in einer Synopse zusammen, die positive, negative und zukunftsweisende Aspekte sowie funktionale, ästhetisch-gestalterische, sozial-physische, ökologische, organisatorische und ökonomische Kriterien für den Schulbau enthält.

Learner Contributions to Language Learning

Author: Michael Breen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317876953
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Since it was first established in the 1970s the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, psychology and education, the series explores key issues in language acquisition and language use. What the learner contributes is central to the language learning process. Learner Contributions to Language Learning provides a uniquely comprehensive account of learners' personal attributes, their thinking, their feelings, and their actions that have been shown to have an impact upon language learning. Containing specific chapters from leading names in the field, this book provides both a review of what has been discovered from previous research and identifies important future directions for research on learner contributions. It is a landmark volume setting the agenda for language learning research in the 21st century and it provides invaluable information for all those engaged in language teaching. The contributors to the volume are- Michael P. Breen Bonny Norton Anna Chamot Rebecca Oxford Rod Ellis Anna Pavlenko James P. Lantolf Anita Wenden Diane Larsen-Freeman

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113567205
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Africa, Southern


An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching

Author: Prof. John Corbett
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781847699794
Release Date: 2003-11-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intercultural language education has redefined the modern languages agenda in Europe and North America. Now intercultural learning is also beginning to impact on English Language Teaching. This accessible book introduces teachers of EFL to intercultural language education by describing its history and theoretical principles, and by giving examples of classroom tasks.

Wie kleine Kinder schlau werden

Author: John Caldwell Holt
Publisher:
ISBN: 3407228554
Release Date: 2003
Genre:

Ausgehend von der Beobachtung des kindlichen Spielens erläutert der Autor, wie Kinder denken und lernen.

Language socialization in bilingual and multilingual societies

Author: Robert Bayley
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd
ISBN: 1853596361
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Education

An exploration of language socialization from very early childhood through to adulthood, not only in often-studied communities in Canada and the United States, but also in Australia, Bolivia, Egypt, India and Slovakia. The global perspective gained by the inclusion of studies of communities representing every inhabited continent provides readers with an indication of the richness of the field as well as a guide for future work.

Learner centredness as Language Education

Author: Ian Tudor
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019275697
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This book provides guidelines to help teachers implement principles of learner centredness.

Das Unbehagen in der Kultur

Author: Sigmund Freud
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 9788027300709
Release Date: 2017-11-11
Genre: Social Science

Dieses eBook: "Das Unbehagen in der Kultur" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur ist der Titel einer 1930 erschienenen Schrift von Sigmund Freud. Die Arbeit ist, neben Massenpsychologie und Ich-Analyse von 1921, Freuds umfassendste kulturtheoretische Abhandlung; sie gehört zu den einflussreichsten kulturkritischen Schriften des 20. Jahrhunderts. Thema ist der Gegensatz zwischen der Kultur und den Triebregungen. Die Kultur ist bestrebt, immer größere soziale Einheiten zu bilden. Hierzu schränkt sie die Befriedigung sexueller und aggressiver Triebe ein; einen Teil der Aggression verwandelt sie in Schuldgefühl. Auf diese Weise ist die Kultur eine Quelle des Leidens; ihre Entwicklung führt zu einem wachsenden Unbehagen. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) war ein österreichischer Neurologe, Tiefenpsychologe, Kulturtheoretiker und Religionskritiker. Er war der Begründer der Psychoanalyse und gilt als einer der einflussreichsten Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Theorien und Methoden werden bis heute diskutiert und angewendet.