APSK05134U Elective Course - Culture, Communication and Learning
This unit will introduce key social scientific concepts and
theories, which can be applied to the study of the relationship
between culture, communication and learning. It will explore the
complexities of the vast theory base underpinning the role of
culture and communication in learning settings. Its aims are to
introduce to students issues concerning (1) the role of language
and culture in development, (2) language use and thinking and
remembering together (3) learning as communicative action (4)
identity formation. It will enable a critical assessment of the
construction of problems and proposed solutions in education.
Delivery will be in the form of a weekly brief lecture followed by seminars and tutorials involving individual and/or group work and student presentations. Students are expected to arrive at sessions having done some preparation reading beforehand and prepared to give a brief summary of the pre-session reading in the seminar.
At the completion of this course students would be able to develop:
- Awareness and understanding of issues concerning the role of social interaction in language development
- Understanding of issues concerning culture, communication and learning in classrooms with reference to their professional experience in early educational settings, primary and secondary classrooms
- Critical skills to evaluate research into culture, communication and learning in early educational settings and in primary and secondary classrooms.
Information on lecturers can be found underacademic staff.
The purpose of these modules is to expand knowledge or put the psychological subject area into perspective through theoretical or empirical specialisation within subject areas within or related to psychology.
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
- describe and account for relevant concepts and themes within the elective subject
- describe and account for relevant methodological approaches in relation to the subject matter for the elective subject
- explain contexts, analyse and conduct procedures relevant to the elective subject under supervision
- discuss themes/problems relevant to the elective subject or interpret cases/data related to the elective subject.
For BA students, a total of 1000 pages comprising both compulsory (700 pages) and elective literature (300 pages). For Master students an additional 200 pages elective literature.
Registration period for Danish students: May 15 - June 1
Registration period for International students: June 1 - 15
International students can find information on course registration and deadlines at psychology.ku.dk.
- 10 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentSelect one of the themes, theories or/and concepts introduced in the course. Present an argument with a critical review the literature on the chosen theme/concept/theory with one or two illustrative examples.
EXTENT: The paper can be written individually or in groups of 2-3 students, and it cannot exceed the following number of pages: 14 pages – 1 student; 21 pages – 2 students; 24 pages – 3 students.
COURSEWORK: In addition to the course assignment, a group presentation by students is required, although it is not marked. Students are encouraged to work in a group in order to develop a plan/an outline for the assignment.
- Exam registration requirements
75 % participation is mandatory but the course is based on full participation in class.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- passed/not passed
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
- Class Instruction