Language plays a central role in the learning experience of a child. It enables a child to form concepts, explore symbols, analyse a problem, organise information and interact with her environment.
An understanding of subjects learnt at school depends on a child’s language abilities. It is in listening, speaking, reading and writing in the language used at school that a child can engage with content matters, and acquire proficiency. Teachers and teacher trainers need to develop a critical understanding of the nature and role of language in the context of the child, the curriculum and the subject knowledge.
This course will introduce you to the theory and practice of a language across curricular perspectives in the teaching of various subjects at the school level. We will guide you to explore language in subject-specific contexts by relating it to the overall objectives of the curriculum. We will also provide you participants with a hands on experience of classroom practices which can be replicated in your specific contexts.
Language: Its nature and scope
The relationship between language and cognition, language and meaning and language and learning.
Language and the child
How do children acquire language? How does the language ability contribute to the cognitive development of the children and their learning needs?
Learning through language
How does language learning at schools take place across all school subjects?
This course is specifically designed for the teacher educators of State Councils of Educational Research and Training, colleges of Teacher Education, District Institutes of Education and Training and other nongovernment organisations involved in teacher education.
The participants will be awarded a Certificate of Participation on completion of the entire duration of five days.
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Parthasarathi is a visiting faculty at the university and teaches in our MA Education and Continuing Education programmes associated with the School of Continuing Education and University Resource centre(SCE-URC). He is involved in designing and planning ELT programmes, professional development of field institutes, academic writing in English, and in guiding students of the University in…
Nivedita is a consultant with the School of Continuing Education and University Resource Centre(SCE-URC). She has extensive experience in English language teaching and teacher training in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. She is currently designing courses for teachers and teacher educators in the area of literacy, language teaching and educational psychology.
Nisha has been a teacher for over 15 years. Through her teaching career, she has worked with children, students of Master’s programmes, teachers, teacher educators and other senior educational functionaries. As a primary school teacher she was involved in developing theme-based curriculum for Kindergarten through Grade 3. Her journey as a teacher educator began as…