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Playing with grammar: A pedagogical heuristic for orientating to the language content of the Australian Curriculum: English

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Abstract


  • In this article we introduce a heuristic for orientating to the language content of the Australian Curriculum: English. Our pedagogical heuristic, called 'Playing with Grammar', moves through three separate but interwoven stages: (i) an introduction to the learning experience, (ii) a focus on learning, and (iii) an application of new knowledge where students read and/or write with grammar in mind. We draw on aspects of Bernstein's sociological theories to consider the implications of keeping the content of the Language, Literature and Literacy strands together or apart. We also theorise different pedagogical approaches where teachers or learners control the sequence and pacing of content within the learning experience.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Exley, B., Kervin, L. & Mantei, J. (2016). Playing with grammar: A pedagogical heuristic for orientating to the language content of the Australian Curriculum: English. English in Australia, 51 (2), 100-110.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84994588993

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3891&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2888

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 100

End Page


  • 110

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • In this article we introduce a heuristic for orientating to the language content of the Australian Curriculum: English. Our pedagogical heuristic, called 'Playing with Grammar', moves through three separate but interwoven stages: (i) an introduction to the learning experience, (ii) a focus on learning, and (iii) an application of new knowledge where students read and/or write with grammar in mind. We draw on aspects of Bernstein's sociological theories to consider the implications of keeping the content of the Language, Literature and Literacy strands together or apart. We also theorise different pedagogical approaches where teachers or learners control the sequence and pacing of content within the learning experience.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Exley, B., Kervin, L. & Mantei, J. (2016). Playing with grammar: A pedagogical heuristic for orientating to the language content of the Australian Curriculum: English. English in Australia, 51 (2), 100-110.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84994588993

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3891&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2888

Number Of Pages


  • 10

Start Page


  • 100

End Page


  • 110

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia