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Language and Learning (12 points)


Leader: Tim Moore

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: The role of language in learning. Conceptions of language (and linguistics analysis) and conceptions of learning (and the study of learning) which best enable us to establish useful connections between language and learning. The systemic-functional grammar and discourse analysis of M A K Halliday and its application to texts produced by learners. Issues including learning theory, cognitive science and the theory of knowledge.

Assessment: 2 practical text analysis assignments (2500 words): 40% + Class paper (1500 words): 15% + Essay (3000 words): 45%

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