Identify research-based approaches to developing literacy in the humanities
Explore what we mean by literacy in humanities and consider what literacy skills students need. Compile a toolkit of tried and tested strategies.
Understand the roles of vocabulary acquisition and academic language
Recognise typical language features of written texts such as nominalisation, discourse markers and the passive voice.
Understand the journey from informal talk to formal writing
Show students how to transform writing to a more formal style using language features and nominalisation.
Explore reading strategies for engaging with challenging texts
Be able to model and deconstruct typical text types using active reading strategies and reciprocal reading.
Introduction: objectives and outcomes of the training
- What do we mean by humanities subjects?
What is academic language ?
- How does academic language differ from everyday and exploratory talk?
- The academic register in history, geography and religious studies
- Text types, audience and purpose
Modelling and deconstructing humanities texts
- Identify relevant language features at sentence and text level
- Use exam questions to explore command words and appropriate discourse markers
Practical applications for use in lessons
- Direct vocabulary acquisition
- Reading multimodal texts
- Oracy strategies for exploratory talk
Owing to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, delivery of face-to-face training has been suspended. Please explore our online training opportunities. If you have a specific query about our face-to-face course email Marlene Vasquez-Cain.