Language practices promoting the secondarisation process as part of geography lessons in cycle 2

  • Alain Pache HEP Vaud
  • Sandrine Breithaupt
Keywords: Geography; primary school; language practices; secondarisation; Lesson Study

Abstract

This article is based on the hypothesis that the concept of secondarisation is particularly fruitful linking language practices and knowledge construction in the context of geography lessons in primary school. Based on a Lesson Study type research-training design, authors show that teaching on the production-consumption chain takes a different form as lessons are repeated. Indeed, the central task changes, the language register becomes clearer and the debate takes on a more important role. The results also show a dissymmetry between the cognitive work of pupils and that of the teacher, which makes it necessary to strengthen teacher training.

Published
2020-12-23
How to Cite
Pache, A., & Breithaupt, S. (2020). Language practices promoting the secondarisation process as part of geography lessons in cycle 2. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 42(3), 631-641. https://doi.org/10.24452/sjer.42.3.8