Social Practices in Higher Education - A Knowledge Framework Approach to Linguistic Research and Teaching - Tammy Slater

Social Practices in Higher Education - A Knowledge Framework Approach to Linguistic Research and Teaching - Tammy Slater

A Knowledge Framework Approach to Linguistic Research and Teaching

Social Practices in Higher Education - A Knowledge Framework Approach to Linguistic Research and Teaching - Tammy Slater

Tammy Slater [+-]
Iowa State University
Tammy Slater, Associate Professor Emerita at Iowa State University, draws upon analytic methods from Systemic Functional Linguistics, including Mohan’s Knowledge Framework, to investigate and understand the development of academic language through content-based and project-based teaching and learning, particularly in ways that inform and advance the field of literacy education for English language learners. She has published in several journals, including Linguistics and Education and Theory into Practice, and has co-authored chapters in several books. With Gulbahar Beckett, she edited Global Perspectives on Project-based Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment: Key Approaches, Technology Tools, and Frameworks (2020).

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The Knowledge Framework (KF) is a heuristic that allows educators, materials/curriculum developers, and researchers to explore in creative ways the integration of language, content, thinking skills, and key visuals. Grounded in Systemic Functional Linguistics, the KF revolves around the concept of an educational activity or social practice. Participating successfully in an activity or social practice involves both doing (actions or practice) and knowing (theory or understandings that inform what we do). The KF heuristic is drawn as a set of six boxes, with the bottom three relating to the top three in this doing/knowing relationship. This chapter begins by documenting the history of the creation of the KF and continues with a detailed description of the heuristic and its value when teaching, especially teaching English language learners. Following this, the existing literature is summarized according to its use in the various content areas, offering what is likely the most comprehensive review to date of the available literature on the KF. The chapter ends with a snapshot of each of the chapters in the current volume.

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Slater, Tammy. A Knowledge Framework Approach to Linguistic Research and Teaching. Social Practices in Higher Education - A Knowledge Framework Approach to Linguistic Research and Teaching. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-35 Nov 2023. ISBN 9781781797402. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=39910. Date accessed: 15 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.39910. Nov 2023

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