Language and Learning: An Introduction for Teaching (Paperback)

Language and Learning: An Introduction for Teaching By Marie Emmitt, Matthew Zbaracki, Linda Komesaroff Cover Image
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The sixth edition of Language and Learning continues to provide an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the nature and function of language and language learning and its implications for teaching. Written specifically for teacher-education students, it covers a range of language theories and uses relevant examples for applying them in the classroom.

The book aims to support teachers in expanding their knowledge about language, in order to assist them to understand and implement curriculum guidelines, and to interpret current policies and future initiatives.

Fully revised and updated, this edition builds on the sociocultural constructivist view of language and emphasizes the changing nature of literacy, the breadth of multi literacies, and the importance of embracing new forms of language and literacy, such as the language of the internet, to enable students to participate effectively in society.

About the Author

Marie Emmitt is Professor of Education and former Dean of Faculty of Education at Australian Catholic University Matthew Zbaracki is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Australian Catholic University Linda Komesaroff was Senior Lecturer at Deakin University, prior to leaving academia John Pollock was Head of Department of Industry Education at RMIT, prior to retiring
Product Details
ISBN: 9780195522266
ISBN-10: 0195522265
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 17th, 2014
Pages: 384
Language: English