The Discursive Construction of Foreign Language Pedagogy at the University Level in Poland against the Background of the European Qualifications Framework

Authors

Katarzyna Nosidlak
Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8315-2525

Summary

Katarzyna Nosidlak’s book focuses on the theory and practice of foreign language pedagogy construed on a national scale for the needs of higher education systems in Poland under the pressures of international requirements. It raises contemporary issues of official educational discourses on language policy in Europe, which are significant for shaping the vision of the world shared by humans in interindividual communication in general and English as a second language in particular. Approaching the European Qualifications Framework and the Polish Qualifications Framework as tools for coordinating and comparing the content and results of education in the EU Member States at all levels, from basic to post-secondary, the book essentially enriches the knowledge of foreign language teaching and learning in the era of unification of laws on education. The notable achievements of Katarzyna Nosidlak’s book lie in its emphasis on the role of discourses and discursive practices in social life, including the formation of the Polish education system on the example of language pedagogy, its revelation of the consequences of the application of the perspective of social constructivism for communicative practices in foreign language teaching, and its provision of a comprehensive overview of legal acts and publications on the qualifications framework for lifelong learning.

Chapters

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Introduction .......... 9
  • 1. APPROACHES TO THE NOTION OF DISCOURSE AND THE CRITERIA OF ITS TYPOLOGY .......... 15
  • 1.1. Defining the notion of discourse .......... 16
  • 1.2. Social and cultural factors contributing to the differentiation of discourse .......... 34
  • 2. THE THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORKS OF EDUCATIONAL DISCOURSE .......... 45
  • 2.1. Educational linguistics and the discourse of the educational domain .......... 46
  • 2.2. Defining the scope of foreign language pedagogy in the domain of education .......... 60
  • 2.3. Methodological treatises, instructional directives and official documents pertaining to the field of foreign language pedagogy and the area of tertiary education .......... 77
  • 3. THE QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORKS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF KEY COMPETENCES OF LIFELONG LEARNING .......... 95
  • 3.1. The systems of European and National Qualifications Frameworks .......... 96
  • 3.2. Discourse concerning the NQF system in the domain of Polish higher education: publications accompanying the introduction of the NQF-HE at Polish universities .......... 111
  • 3.3. Towards the development of the “Common European Framework of Reference for languages: learning, teaching and assessment” .......... 119
  • Final remarks .......... 137
  • List of tables .......... 141
  • List of figures .......... 143
  • List of abbreviations .......... 145

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Published
February 11, 2022

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