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ERIC Number: EJ1263094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Linguistically Informed Pedagogy in Higher Education: A Role for Teaching and Learning Centers
Behrens, Susan J.; Fernández, Eva M.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v31 n2 p143-160 2020
The authors, both linguists and directors of Centers for Teaching and Learning, address how many pedagogical issues can be more effectively addressed by a language-aware faculty. Effective teaching benefits from an explicit understanding of the workings of linguistic systems, that is, the ability to use language to talk about language. They discuss the reasons for instructors in higher education to gain such metalinguistic knowledge, including the distinguishing traits of academic discourse, issues of language variation, and many inaccurate yet common assumptions about language. They argue for making metalinguistic knowledge more prevalent in college teaching.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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