FAH-DPORT: Seminar: “Needs, measures and practices for a linguistics based design of literacy programs”, by Prof. Carlos Alberto Marques Gouveia, Associate Professor (with professorship) from the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon


Date:

12 Apr 2016

Venue:

E21-2111

Description:

Prof. Carlos Alberto Marques Gouveia is an Associate Professor (with professorship) from the Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon in Portugal. His area of research focuses on Systemic description; literacy, multiliteracies and multimodality; genre-based pedagogy; writing processes and practices; discursive practices and representation of social actors and processes; power and hegemonic practices in science; gender, society and systems of opportunity.

This seminar sets out to describe how a Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) approach to language learning can be successfully used in schools to improve the literacy of our students. Starting with a characterization of how the educational system has been dealing with the professional development needs of the teachers and the learning expectations and outcomes of the students, this presentation will then proceed to show: i) how the SFL approach and its third generation reading and writing pedagogy, e.g. the Reading to Learn program, can influence national programs and curricula in order to effectively impact the results of student learning, and ii) how, while influencing national programs and curricula to effectively impact the results of student learning, the same approach can also contribute more effectively than other frameworks to the professional development of teachers.

Audience:

All are welcome

Language:

Portuguese

Enquiry:

Department of Portuguese
Tel: (853) 8822 8903 / 8822 4703
Email: fah.portuguese@um.edu.mo