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ERIC Number: ED529822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-21
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Professional Language in Engineering Education
Zascerinska, Jelena
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Scientific Practical Conference of Students, "Personality. Time. Communication" (Rezekne, Latvia, Apr 21, 2010)
Introduction: The use of 3-5 languages that involves professional language to form varied cooperative networks for the creation of new knowledge is of the greatest importance for the development of humans, institutions and society (Maslo, 2006). Aim of the Study: To identify and analyze professional language in engineering education on the pedagogical discourse. The methodological foundation of the present research to analyze professional language in engineering education on the pedagogical discourse is formed by the System-Constructivist Theory that is based on (Maslo, 2006) Parson's system theory (Parson, 1976) where any activity is considered as a system, Luhmann's theory (Luhmann, 1988) which emphasizes communication as a system, the theory of symbolic interactionalism (Mead, 1973; Goffman, 2008) and the theory of subjectivism (Groeben, 1986).The issue here is that the emphasis of the System-Constructivist Theory on the subjective aspect of human being's point of view and experience that plays the central role in a construction process makes the search for a definition of professional language difficult. Professional language offers many interesting opportunities for engineering education lifelong, life-near and lifewide. Further research on professional language includes subject-content structure of professional language, activity modelling for developing professional language within a multicultural environment, factor analysis, determination of criteria, indicators and levels of professional language, and empirical studies. (Contains 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Latvia