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ED20194: Talk and learning

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Education
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The unit aims to introduce students to issues concerning:
* the role of social interaction in language development
* children's language acquisition and development
* the development of literacy and its social and cognitive consequences
* language and literacy in the context of home and school
* gender issues in language and literacy

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit students will be able to:
* understand issues concerning the role of social interaction in language development
* understand issues concerning language, communication and learning in classrooms with reference to their professional experience in early educational settings and in key stage 1 and 2 classrooms
* understand the external constraints on classroom communication
* evaluate research into language, communication and learning in early educational settings and in key stage 1 and 2 classrooms.

Skills:
By the end of the Unit students will be able to:
* Communicate an argument.
* Evaluate others' arguments and research.
* Select appropriate and relevant information from a range of sources
* Synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding.

Content:

* theories about how language is developed;
* the degree to which language development is socially and culturally conditioned;
* the development of literacy and its social and cognitive consequences; the role of language in theories of learning;
* the language of home vs. the language of school; the sociology of education with respect to classroom language (e.g. Wells);
* socio-cultural perspectives on classroom processes (e.g. scaffolding)
* low-achieving language communication problems in children;
* the role of standard vs. non-standard forms of language in schooling;
* the language of text books;
* Gender issues in classroom language.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:
NB. Postgraduate programme information will be added when the postgraduate catalogues are published in August 2020

ED20194 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Education
  • UHED-AFB12 : BA(Hons) Education with Psychology (Year 2)
  • UHED-AKB12 : BA(Hons) Education with Psychology with Professional Placement (Year 2)

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