Language : English
Published : 2016
Pages : 368
Teaching Language in Context
Language is at the heart of the learning process. We learn through language. Our knowledge about the world is constructed in language—the worlds of home and the community, the worlds of school subjects, the worlds of literature, the worlds of the workplace, and so on. It is through language that we interact with others and build our identities. Teachers’ explanations, classroom discussions, assessment of student achievement, and students’ understanding, composition, and evaluation of texts are all mediated through language. In this book, we will be exploring how an explicit understanding of how language works enables students to make informed choices in their use and understanding of texts.
As educators, our job is to make sure that all students have a good command of the language needed to succeed in school and beyond. In order to do this, teachers need to know about language and how it works. This book is intended as an introduction to the language that students encounter in the various curriculum areas as they move through the years of schooling, and it will enable teachers to:
– plan units of work that are sensitive to the language demands placed on students
– design activities with a language focus
– select texts for reading at an appropriate level
– analyse texts to identify relevant language and visual features
– create teaching materials that integrate an awareness of language
– help students to access meanings created through a variety of media (written, spoken, visual, multimodal)
– provide explicit support in developing students’ writing and composing
– assess students’ written work
– extend students’ ability to articulate what they are learning.
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Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences: History, geography, economics and citizenship in the Australian curriculum 5th Edition
Rob Gilbert is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Queensland and an educational consultant with a special focus on curriculum development and change. A leader in research and development in social science education in Australia, he has published widely in this field as well as in curriculum development and in education for citizenship.
Dr Brian Hoepper has extensive experience as a tertiary educator, curriculum developer, author and professional development provider. He currently works in the broad field of social education with a particular focus on history. Brian was contracted by ACARA to advise on the development of the Australian Curriculum: History for both F-10 and the senior years.
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Nelson Psychology VCE Units 3 & 4 Student Activity Manual has been completely revised to align with the VCAA VCE Psychology Study Design 2013 – 2016. The manual provides students with a range of engaging and practical activities that have been specifically designed to assist understanding, learning, revision and practice of the Key Knowledge and Key Skills detailed in the VCE Psychology Study Design. Activities help students further explore the concepts they are learning and assist in the consolidation of ideas. The activities and questions have been developed to provide students with valuable practice at answering VCE exam style questions. This manual can be used with any VCE Psychology textbook and many activities can be used as homework. Answers to activities are provided on NelsonNet.
Cambridge English for Schools Practice Tests have been designed to familiarise students with the level and format of the Cambridge English Key, Preliminary and First (previously known as KET, PET and FCE) for Schools examinations. Students can be assured that they will receive the relevant, up-to-date, appropriate training to successfully undertake these tests. The guidance and tips sections advise students on how to approach each part of the examination and allow them to improve the skills required.