Globalization, Language, and Literacy


Lesson 2: Conceptual Frameworks













Lesson Detail

Teacher Activities

Student Engagement

Materials and Resources

Products and Outcomes

Explanation of social theories


Structuralism and Functionalism,

Interpretivism (Hermeneutics, Phenomenology,
symbolic interactionism)

Marxism (and Critical Social Theory)

Discuss social theories in coordination with language learning theories (make the connection)

Construct an explanation of a problem from a particular theoretical perspective

Baert (1998)
Hyter (2008)
Neuman (2011)

An explanation of a problem informed by the discussion on social theories and their previous knowledge of language, learning theories

The social theory must be consistent with their understanding of language learning theories