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Language and education

posted on 2023-05-26, 16:40 authored by McCann, Hugo
It will surely be accepted that one of the basic requirements of teaching is communication. One hopes when one starts a course of study for students that some significant level of comounication will be achieved. All of the recent work in knowing and thinking; in the theories of the development of the child, of consideration of curricula, of teaching and learning ' strategies, of modes of evaluation,all of this requires an understanding and investigation of communication. When we consider communication, we must attempt to answer the title - \How transitive is the verb 'to teach?\". The simplest model of communication is a rather mechanistic one though it will be fruitful to use it as an initial area of consideration. Encoder - line or code - decoder (Model A) For communication to take place the line must obviously contact the decoder and he must be able to decode the message. If I use an electric system when I press a button it must close a circuit and cause either a buzzer to sound or a light to flash. The person who hears or sees the event may understand it as a sign or have his curiosity aroused or ignore it altogether because it has no meaning for him that is to say he has no previous experience with which to compare the event and therefore sees it as meaning - hearing. These three short volumes bound together here are the basic text for the Language and Education Course referred to in the submission of Division of Teacher Education. The course was developed in order to acquaint serving teachers with recent and important work in the study of language with special reference to education."


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Copyright 1973 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (M.Ed.)--Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, 1974. \The text is the first unit.\"--Preface. Includes bibliographical references"

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