Vol. 7:1 (2019) ► pp. 30–60
Cognitive Discourse Functions meet historical competences
Towards an integrated pedagogy in CLIL history education
This paper combines the perspectives of applied linguistics and history education in order to explore the viability of a genuinely non-binary pedagogy for content and language integration. Cognitive Discourse Functions (CDFs) are mapped against the model of historical competences underlying the current Austrian secondary history curriculum. The theoretical analysis shows the performance of CDFs as central to the constitution of historical competences. For the empirical part of the study, two complete didactic units on the topic of the Industrial Revolution were recorded, and oral and written utterances by students were analysed both in terms of CDF use and historical competences. The results confirm a significant connection between competences and CDFs. We argue that some explicit attention to CDFs and the linguistic resources necessary for their competent verbalization could significantly enhance the subject literacy level of Austrian CLIL history learners in both oral and written production.
- 2.Theoretical and conceptual framework
- 2.1Cognitive Discourse Functions
- 2.2The competency model for historical awareness
- 2.3Congruence of historical competences (FUER-model) and CDF- Construct
- 3.Design of the empirical study
- 3.1Research context
- 3.2Research process and data analysis
- 4.1Overall CDF distribution
- 4.2A mapping of FUER competences and CDFs
- 5.Discussion and conclusion
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