International Systemic Functional Congress 2018 Boston College

Pre-Congress Institute

8:00 – 8:30 AM  Room ….  Check-in

8:30 – 12 noon

Room

Title and Instructor(s)

Description of Course

 

Campion 139

INTRODUCTION TO SFL: Frances Christie

INTRODUCTION TO SFL FOR TEACHERS: The aim of this course is to support teachers in developing an understanding of SFL theory, including SF grammar, the notion of text and context, register and genre theory, and their relevance for educational linguistics. The content will cover the emergence of theory, the metafunctions, grammar for discourse analysis, speech versus writing, and the challenges of learning to write. For more information, click here.  Maximum participants: 25 

Campion 300

READING TO LEARN: DEMOCRATISING THE CLASSROOM

David Rose and Andres Ramirez

READING TO LEARN (R2L) is a third generation genre pedagogy, designed to close the achievement gap and accelerate learning at all stages of education. Previous genre pedagogies focused on writing tasks in primary and secondary school. R2L starts with guiding learners to read, and then use what they learn from reading in their writing. This course will introduce R2L strategies that enable teachers to guide all their students to: 1) read curriculum texts with engagement and comprehension; 2) use the language patterns and information they have learned from reading to write successfully. For more information click here. Maximum participants: 60

Campion 302

LEGITIMATION CODE THEORY: Karl Maton and Yaegan Doran

LEGITIMATION CODE THEORY (LCT) is widely used with SFL by leading scholars to explore knowledge practices in education and many other fields. This workshop will introduce key ideas of LCT and show how they can be used in cutting–edge ways with SFL. Participants will learn about the widely-used dimensions of Semantics and Specialization, and the new dimension of Autonomy. The course will equip participants with some of the most innovative tools for cross-disciplinary research and teaching available.

 

For more information, click here. Maximum participants: 25

12:00 –1:00 PM

Campion 139

Lunch included

 

1:00 – 4:30 PM

Room

Title and Instructor(s)

Description of Course

 

Campion 139

GENRE-BASED PEDAGOGY: Beverly Derewianka

 

 

GENRE-BASED PEDAGOGY: The aim of this course is to consider what is involved in implementing a genre-based approach in educational contexts. Through hands-on practical activities, participants will be guided through the planning of actual learning units, from identifying relevant genres/macrogenres, analyzing the stages, phases and language features of model texts, and designing activities and assessment procedures. For more information, click here.  Maximum participants: 25

 

 

Campion 300

MULTIMODALITY: Len Unsworth

MULTIMODAL LITERARY NARRATIVES AND ANIMATED ADAPTATIONS:  SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL SEMIOTIC ANALYSES AND INTERPRETATION: To complement SF linguistic analyses, the aim of this course is to introduce participants to the use of systemic functional semiotic approaches to the analyses of images as resources for the interpretation of picture books, graphic novels, and animated adaptations.  For more information, click here.  Maximum participants: 25

Campion 302

SFL DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP: ISSUES OF CODING AND INTERPRETATION: Mary Schleppegrell, Ruth Harman, and Marianna Ryshina-Pankova

SFL DATA ANALYSIS WORKSHOP: ISSUES OF CODING AND INTERPRETATION: This workshop is designed to extend understandings of how to use SFL to code and analyze data for publication or pedagogical purposes. Participants are required to bring sample data and questions from a current project. Pre-requisites include introductory knowledge of SFL. For more information, click here.  Maximum participants: 25