Course - Discourse Analysis and Pedagogical Practices - PED8020
PED8020 - Discourse Analysis and Pedagogical Practices
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021
This interdisciplinary course highlights discourse analytical approaches with a particular focus on methodological issues and analytical work. Dealing with different data such as video observations, interviews and texts, a main aim in this course is to discuss distinct discourse analytical approaches and various research traditions as well as attending to their potentials, challenges and dilemmas. The course raises some important questions such as how to approach the research problem, how to transcribe and present data, and how to carry out various discourse analytical approaches. Furthermore, participants will present data in relation to their research interest and be encouraged to raise analytical and methodological questions that they find interesting and challenging. While keeping the thematic scope fairly open, and by including diverse settings, the course will however specialise in discourse analytical approaches in relation to pedagogical practices in its widest sense (e.g. work life, family life, education, leisure, policy, and the media).
Has advanced knowledge on theoretical foundations and methodological approaches within the field of discourse analysis
Can formulate relevant research questions and carry out discourse analysis in relation to various data materials
Can assess the relevance, potentials and challenges of discourse analytical approaches in research
Can carry out his/her research with scholarly integrity
Can communicate research and contribute to the development of new knowledge and new methods within the field of discourse analysis
Learning methods and activities
Lectures, workshops, and presentations. Participants will present data in relation to their research interests and be encouraged to raise analytical and methodological questions that they find interesting and challenging in their research. To give and receive peer critique is also part of the course.
Lectures will be given in Scandinavian and English.
Assignments and papers can be written in Norwegian or English.
- Attending lectures is compulsory
Further on evaluation
In this course a paper should be handed in after the course. The length of the paper should be 10-12 pages. The research questions or topic of the paper must be within the frame of the course and relate to the course literature.
Limited admission to classes.
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Maximum: 15 PhD candidates
Minimum: 5 PhD candidates are required to give this course
Application for participation
The number of participants is restricted, and will be accepted on a first come basis. The application should contain an abstract (about 300 words) where the student describes his/her research interest and how this may be connected to discourse analytical approaches. The application should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Required previous knowledge
Candidates admitted to a PhD programme
Approximately 600 pages
Credits: 5.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level
Language of instruction: English
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"