Language and Identity
About the Workshop
The purpose of this workshop on language and identity is to explore current debates in the field of language education that address language as a social practice. Participants will investigate the way language constructs and is constructed by a wide variety of social relationships, including those between writer and reader, teacher and student, classroom and community, test maker and test taker, researcher and researched. Participants will consider how gendered/raced/classed identities are negotiated within such social relationships. They will also explore how social relations of power can both constrain and enable the range of educational possibilities available to both learners and teachers.
Instructional component (all credit options):
- Friday-Sunday, June 13-15, 9am - 5pm
Follow-up component (3-credit option only):
- In-class meetings: Friday, June 20 and Friday, August 1, 5:30 - 8:15pm
- Independent work and individual meetings: June 16 - August 1