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    what do you think ?

    I have received this programme “of social sciences module” from one of my colleagues. whatdo you think? Do you think that it is a good one? I will be really thankful if you can give me your personal point of view.

    I. Culture and Language Learning: (relation to humanities studies)
    1. Definition of culture
    2. The impact of culture on language learning (in terms of beliefs, attitudes, aptitudes).
    II. People , places, and environment :
    - People : tutors and students interpersonal relationship
    - Places: Algeria, university.
    - Environment: classroom.

    The impact of university‘s atmosphere and environment in creating and maintaining the relationship between teachers and students and so, improving a conductive classroom atmosphere.
    III. Education and Psychology:
    1. The development of socially supportive classroom environment:
    - Factors influencing classroom environment
    - Factors enhancing classroom language learning
    - Teachers’ roles
    IV. Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
    - Kinds of institutions, how they are formed.
    - What are their roles in society
    - Their impact on people and social groups
    V. Power, Authority And Governance:
    - Definitions of the terms: power, government, and authority
    - The impact of the three terms on society and individual
    - Power and authority in relation to language learning and teaching: teachers’ practices and actions in class- students’ freedom and autonomy in their learning, i.e. learning styles and strategies)
    VI. Production, distribution, and consumption: economy (its impact on language learning)
    - What is to be produced and distributed in Algeria?
    - The impact of the Algerian economic development on language learning ( the introduction of ICTs)
    - Language production ( do ICTs technologies foster students’ language production)
    VII. Civic Ideas and Practices:
    - What means Civic ideas and practices?
    - How is the meaning citizenship involved?
    - What is the balance between individual rights and responsibilities?
    - Regarding learners: how can they be responsible? And recognize their rights in learning? ( in relation to accountability in learning)

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    Re: what do you think ?

    It's hard to tell from an outline. The stuff there looks fairly standard- it all depends on how well they cover the contents. Saying you're going to define culture is one thing, defining it is another.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Nov-2013 at 09:14. Reason: Typo

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    Re: what do you think ?

    In case the person who reported this as irrelevant to language thinks his/her objection has been ignored, I think it's worth spelling out that in this forum it is a point that can reasonably be raised - although as Tdol has just said, it can't reasonably be answered.


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    Re: what do you think ?

    The first two questions in Section VII are very poorly worded (grammatically).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.


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