Constructing 'ability' through talk
Bourne, Jill (2005) Constructing 'ability' through talk. NALDIC Quarterly, 2, (3), 1-7.
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Speaking and listening are often presented as individualised skills or competences, a perspective emphasised by current assessment regimes. This paper , in contrast, focuses on speaking and listening as a social and collective practice rather than a neutral skill, looking at learning as socially situated rather than an individualised developmental process. It examines the way in which notions of differential abiity are constructed through talk in a 'mixed ability' classroom, showing how school English is produced differently for different groups of students. The paper concludes by offering a framework for considering classroom teaching approaches which might help to ensure that those pupils least engaged by the curriculum are not corralled into the most impoverished forms of learning.
|Additional Information:||Report from NALDIC Conference 12. National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum (NALDIC)|
|Keywords:||ability, speaking and listening, pedagogy|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Professional Practice & Pedagogy
|Date Deposited:||04 Apr 2005|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:05|
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