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FOA – LANGUAGE,
CONTEXT AND
ORWELL
…MEETING REQUIREMENTS IN A
STREAMLINED FASHION…
FOA RULES FOR GROUP WORK
• Each student makes a substantial
contribution to the activity
• Each student must receive an
independent mark*
*A group mark is not appropriate.
FOA IS BASED ON…
PART1: LANGUAGE IN CULTURAL
CONTEXT
AND/OR
PART2: LANGUAGE AND MASS
COMMUNICATION
… HOWEVER LIT MATERIALS MAY
OVERLAP TO SOME EXTENT
MUST USE TEXTS
MUST DEMONSTRATE
INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
MUST INCLUDE CONTEXT
MUST EXPLORE THE BIG 5
MUST EXPLORE YOUR OWN
CULTURAL PRACTICES
MUST BE LINKED TO ONE OR MORE
SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES…
LEARNING OUTCOMES FROM WHICH
YOU CAN CHOOSE ARE…
ANALYSE HOW AUDIENCE AND
PURPOSE AFFECT THE STRUCTURE
AND CONTENT OF TEXTS.
ANALYSE THE IMPACT OF LANGUAGE
CHANGES.
DEMONSTRATE AN AWARENESS OF
HOW LANGUAGE AND MEANING ARE
SHAPED BY CULTURE AND CONTEXT.
EXAMINE DIFFERENT FORMS OF
COMMUNICATION WITHIN THE MEDIA.
SHOW AN AWARENESS OF THE
POTENTIAL FOR EDUCATIONAL,
POLITICAL OR IDEOLOGICAL
INFLUENCE OF THE
MEDIA.
SHOW THE WAY MASS MEDIA USE
LANGUAGE AND IMAGE TO INFORM,
PERSUADE OR ENTERTAIN.
STRUCTURED GROUP DISCUSSION
• Discussion arising from materials prepared by
a small group of students, for example,
identifying the social, cultural and economic
position taken by a particular text
STRUCTURED GROUP DISCUSSION
•Class discussion where two or three students
have been given special responsibilities
(advance preparation, particular topics, a short
report, a provocative position)—the whole class
may participate, but only those two or three
students should be assessed independently
STRUCTURED GROUP DISCUSSION
•The presentation of material lending itself to
discussion within the class, for example, the
offering of two opposing readings of a text

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