Lg11 laissez faire! (1)f

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Lg11 laissez faire! (1)f

  1. 1. Laissez Faire! <br />Cross-curricular learning through language<br />1<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  2. 2. Laissez faire!<br />Definitions<br />Laissez faire <br />Cross-curricularity<br />Conceptual literacy<br />Discourse competence<br />Plurilingualism & pluriculturalism<br />2<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  3. 3. Laissez faire, definitions<br /> * Injunction against “the Powers” to intervene (Vincent de Gournay) <br /> * Relaxation of rigid control (Zen) <br /> * Maintenance of the energy of balance (tai chi)<br />3<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  4. 4. Laissez faire…<br /> Cross-curricularity:<br /> Definition: Traversing curricular bounds<br /> Interpretation: Viewing LAC as important<br /> Execution: Process over product<br /> Results: Transdisciplinarity<br />4<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  5. 5. Laissez faire…<br /> Conceptual literacy: <br />Definition: Specialized/general relationships<br /> Interpretation: Lexical-semantic connections<br /> Execution: Terms, concepts, the message<br /> Examples: Angle, cut, link…<br />5<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  6. 6. Laissez faire…<br />Discourse competence: What? How?<br />Textual: Define, distinguish, understand written genres<br />Spoken: Relate & use alternative conversation styles (vertical dialects)<br />Communicative: Results! <br />6<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  7. 7. Laissez faire…<br />Plurilingualism & pluriculturalism: <br /> Definitions: More than bi- or multi-<br /> Interpretations: Culturally dependent<br />Execution: Course materials, curricula<br />e.g.: Classroom worldviews, modes of analysis<br />7<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />
  8. 8. Laissez faire…<br /> Achieving it liberally with 4 “C’s”<br />Curricular openness<br />Conceptual literacy<br />Competence<br />Culture <br />8<br />KA Watson, Coastline Distance Learning<br />

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