FYSV421: PH4: Using Language to Teach Science: Researching Classroom Communication and Developing Dialogic Approaches (JSS23)

tekijä: Elina Kaarina Leskinen Viimeisin muutos perjantai 09. elokuuta 2013, 14.19
  Teaching and learning science is a complex activity where language has a central role. Language is a tool to communicate concepts, to construct them and to articulate interactions in the classroom.  Developing an efficient use of language is, therefore, one of the main aims of teacher professional development.  This course will introduce: Theoretical ideas on the relation between language and learning Research-based insights on how language can be effectively used for the teaching of scientific concepts Basic tools to enable teachers to research the use of language in their classroom All these elements will be brought together to provide a model for dialogic education in science, which aims at promoting deeper conceptual understanding. During the 10 hours of the course we will discuss, among others, the following ideas: Piaget, Vygotsky and socio constructivists perspectives on language and learning Different types classroom communication: communicative approaches How to chose a type of communication according to teaching aims The development of dialogic tools for engaging students in discussions Time management and learning Simple ways of researching the use of language in teaching