Language is interwoven with human experience, cognition, emotions, and identity. It has been an intriguing area of study for long with fascinating insights on its role in human development. In schools, it mediates teaching and learning in all its forms.
Therefore, this course will focus on making you critically aware of the role language plays in education. It will explore how language development is a fundamental process of ‘meaning-making’ for human beings.
It will look at multilingualism in India and examine how different home and school languages have an impact on children’s learning.
Further, in this course, you will discover ways in which you as teacher-students can hold a discussion and dialogue, ask questions, give explanations, and use language to help children engage in classrooms.