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EPS 590 MPO - Advanced Graduate Seminar - Meaning Patterns

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. Course Information: Same as EPOL 590. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated in the same and separate semesters to a maximum of 8 hours.

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ONLINE STUDENT SECTION. Synchronous attendance recommended. Scholar LMS. This course addresses the ways in which knowledge is represented, with special reference to the knowledge representations of teachers and learners. Its interdisciplinary bases are functional linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, history of ideas, media/communication studies, and ontology in computer science. The focal point of the course is the five questions about meaning posed by Cope and Kalantzis in their transpositional grammar: -what is this about-- (reference); -who or what is doing this-- (agency); -what holds this together-- (structure); -how does this fit with its surroundings-- (context); and -what is this for-- (interest). Along these lines of inquiry, a transpositional grammar addresses language, image, embodied action, object and space. -Transposition- refers to the movement across these various forms of meaning, intensified in the era of pervasively multimodal, digitally-mediat

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Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Summer


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