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Language and Experience: Re-reading Growth through English

Doecke, B; Yandell, J; (2018) Language and Experience: Re-reading Growth through English. In: Goodwyn, A and Durrant, C and Sawyer, W and Zancanella, D and Scherff, L, (eds.) The Future of English Teaching Worldwide: Celebrating 50 Years From the Dartmouth Conference. (pp. 159-172). Routledge: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

This essay takes John Dixon’s Growth through English as a prompt to revisit the question of the relationship between language and experience. For Dixon, a consciousness of that relationship is at the heart of English curriculum and pedagogy, requiring sensitivity on the part of teachers to attempts by their students to give meaning to their experiences through language and the other semiotic resources available to them. To be sensitive to that struggle is to acknowledge the struggle we all face – teachers and pupils alike – when creating representations of our experiences in order to achieve a sense of our identities and an understanding of the world we hold in common.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Language and Experience: Re-reading Growth through English
ISBN-13: 9781138495210
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.4324/9781351024464-13
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781351024464-13
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Culture, Communication and Media
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10054811
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