Examining Language in Higher Education Courses
Creating Opportunities for Critical Reflection
Keywords:Instructional Practices, Reflective Teaching, Higher Education
Words and labels used about a person inevitably have an impact, whether intended or unintended. This article discusses the need for intentional and overt, critical reflection and discussion in higher education regarding the language faculty and students use. The authors provide language examples commonly used in courses that could have varied meanings. Instructional strategies which support reflective conversations surrounding language in higher education courses are provided.
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