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Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation

byPeter Mickan

Paperback | November 23, 2012

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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.
Peter Mickan is an experienced school teacher, tertiary educator and researcher. He manages and teaches in the postgraduate applied linguistics program in the Discipline of Linguistics at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He supervises a large research group of students who study language use, learning and teaching in differ...
Title:Language Curriculum Design and SocialisationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.38 × 5.79 × 0.33 inPublished:November 23, 2012Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847698298

ISBN - 13:9781847698292

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsPrefaceIntroduction: Curriculum design and renewalChapter One: Texts in the fabric of lifeChapter Two: Change and renewal in curriculum designChapter Three: Learning the language of social practicesChapter Four: Curriculum designChapter Five: Curriculum planningChapter Six: Teaching practicesChapter Seven: Curriculum applicationsChapter Eight: Curriculum design in higher education: Planning academic programsChapter Nine: Language planning, curriculum renewal, and teacher as researcher

Editorial Reviews

For those who are interested in a book that looks at how to redesign a curriculum to include more social theory in the classroom, this would be a good book to begin with...The tone of the book is scholarly but very accessible, allowing teachers who have not had intense training in curriculum planning or social theory to be able to use this book in addition to those who have...Overall, this book is helpful for those who wish to approach their classroom with an innovative way to teach their students as well as move towards a more student-centered classroom. It is not only for foreign/second language classrooms, which adds to its appeal for those teachers who do not only teach English language learners. It could be said that this book would be an extremely useful starting point for teachers, as it provides excellent foundational knowledge that any teacher could benefit from. - Allison Sigler, The Ohio State University, USA - TESOL Quarterly