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dc.contributor.authorFrench, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorUnsworth, Leonarden
dc.contributor.authorFeez, Susanen
dc.contributor.authorKigotho, Mutuotaen
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Geoffen
dc.contributor.authorBuckland, Corinneen
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-18T16:31:00Z
dc.date.created2013en
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/13658en
dc.description.abstractThe teaching and learning of grammatics ('knowledge about grammar') with young school children is the focus of this study. Historical literature on the teaching of grammar is widely believed to show that a knowledge of grammar is not effective for improving students' literacy outcomes, usually specified in terms of writing. Under-scrutinised in this research are two issues which bear strongly on questions of effectiveness: the affordances of the kind of grammatical description taught, and the quality of pedagogy deployed in the teaching of grammatics. The thesis explores both these issues. Specifically, it investigates the teaching and learning of aspects of systemic functional grammar (developed by M.A.K. Halliday) within a pedagogic framework based on sociocultural constructivist theory (L.S. Vygotsky). The data for the project are drawn from two case studies conducted in Year 2 classrooms. 'Slices' of the case study data are used to analyse and interpret: ways in which to begin the study of a functional grammatics with young novices; benefits from knowledge about verbal Processes for children's improvement in expressive oral reading and punctuation of direct speech; the application of grammatical and genre knowledge in developing a critical reading of a narrative; and early moves in using the grammatics of Theme in one specific aspect of writing. A significant contribution is the project's incorporation of transcribed classroom talk, which is used to illuminate situated practices in teaching and learning grammatics, including the ways in which teacher talk and class discussion mediate the learning of grammatical concepts. Evidence is provided for the accessibility and utility of a grammatics drawn from systemic functional grammar, with the grammar's orientation to meaning in language being central to its potential. Attention to pedagogic design is also argued to be integral to the development of a productive grammatics for schools. The thesis recommends the principled design of forms of semiotic mediation used to teach grammatical concepts (including teacher talk), and the thoughtful and meaningful integration of grammatics with other dimensions of the English/literacy curriculum so that grammatics is taught 'in context' but also with a view to longer term development of a flexible, systematic understanding.en
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dc.titleTeaching and Learning Functional Grammar in Junior Primary Classroomsen
dc.typeThesis Doctoralen
dcterms.accessRightsUNE Greenen
dc.subject.keywordsEnglish and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)en
local.contributor.firstnameRuthen
local.contributor.firstnameLeonarden
local.contributor.firstnameSusanen
local.contributor.firstnameMutuotaen
local.contributor.firstnameGeoffen
local.contributor.firstnameCorinneen
local.subject.for2008130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)en
local.subject.seo2008930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classifieden
dcterms.RightsStatementCopyright 2013 - Ruth Frenchen
dc.date.conferred2013en
local.thesis.degreelevelDoctoralen
local.thesis.degreenameDoctor of Philosophyen
local.contributor.grantorUniversity of New Englanden
local.profile.schoolHumanities Educationen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.emailrfrench2@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emaillunswort@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
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local.contributor.lastnameFrenchen
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local.contributor.lastnameWilliamsen
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local.title.maintitleTeaching and Learning Functional Grammar in Junior Primary Classroomsen
local.output.categorydescriptionT2 Thesis - Doctorate by Researchen
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local.search.authorFrench, Ruthen
local.search.supervisorUnsworth, Leonarden
local.search.supervisorFeez, Susanen
local.search.supervisorKigotho, Mutuotaen
local.search.supervisorWilliams, Geoffen
local.search.supervisorBuckland, Corinneen
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