Research course

Language as a Social Semiotic in Learning and Teaching

Institution
Open University · Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies
Qualifications
PhDEdD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent).

Months of entry

October

Course content

A key focus of work in the Language and Literacies Research Cluster is a social semiotic approach to learning and teaching. Our research explores language use across academic subject areas and among users, and the implications for students and teachers. Projects to date have focused on learning and teaching in higher education in applied subject areas, including health and social care, education, and media studies. The work draws on systemic functional linguistics and a number of related theories to locate language as a primary semiotic mode in the increasingly multimodal world of education.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

distance learning
variable months
full time
36 months
part time
72 months

EdD

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Mrs Anne Foward
Email
creet-student-enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 655364