What, why and how–the policy, purpose and practice of grammatical terminology

HARRIS, Ann and HELKS, Marie (2018). What, why and how–the policy, purpose and practice of grammatical terminology. English in Education.

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© 2018, © 2018 National Association for the Teaching of English. This article critically examines the literature around grammar and grammatical terminology. It is essentially a critical consideration of the debates in England and Wales in four main parts. Part 1 considers debates in policy, the “What”, i.e. grammatical terminology from the perspective of national policy as defined by the English National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2, and the Key Stage 2 “Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Test”. Part 2, Debates in Purpose, examines the “Why”: it views grammatical terminology through a more theoretical lens which considers the potential purpose and value of explicit grammatical terminology in the classroom. Part 3 touches upon Debates in Practice, the “How”, examining what is already understood about the teaching of grammatical terminology in terms of grammar pedagogy, language acquisition and word learning. While each part has a distinct focus, the field is complex with overlap and interrelated issues. The final part looks briefly at teacher and pupil perspectives.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1302 Curriculum And Pedagogy
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Sheffield Institute of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/04250494.2018.1507503
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Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 15:38
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2022 10:45
URI: https://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23079

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