Challenges for LE contents. Florentina S âmihăian expert The National Council for Curriculum, Romania. Languages of education. aims. communication. language. LAC Other subjects. literature. culture. standards. FL. skills. knowledge. LS. values and attitudes. methodology.
The National Council for Curriculum, Romania
values and attitudes
Aims contents standards
values and attitudes)
Methods and strategies
LEARNING TO KNOW– the ability to combineacquisitions of language and literature in exploring or in producing oral and writtentexts; the ability to practice procedures of knowledge acquisition, based on linguistic and cultural competencies.
LEARNING TO DO- the ability to communicate (listen, speak, read, write)in a variety of contexts and to cooperate with others in this process (communicative interactions); to accommodate to different social (language varieties) or cultural contexts (intercultural sensibility) and relate to their personal experience within a local or a national community (regional or standard language, cultural patrimony).
LEARNING TO LIVE TOGETHER– the capacity to show respect and interest to others’values andto have a positive communicative attitudein the spirit of pluralism; to work in common projects and manage conflict solving on the basis of communicative interactions.
LEARNING TO BE(develop his / her own personality and be capable of autonomy of judging and assuming responsibility) This dimension involves: memory (linguistic and cultural knowledge), faculty of reasoning(personal responses, critical thinking),aesthetic sense(sensibility to cultural expression) , and capacities of communication(confidence in his / her own abilities of communication).
The centrality of communication
The possibility to identify convergences and overlaps between the three LE components
Primary Lower Secondary Upper Secondary
-personal response -procedures -strategies
-immediate environment -discourse variety -cultural context
-basic grammar rules -grammar system -semiotics
-literature for children -literary genres -aesthetics,
-simple nonfiction -nonfiction genres -arts
-play-role -critical thinking -autonomy
-writing about personal -writing for different -original
experience purposes expression
What kind of contents?
The framework is intended to be only a point of reference for LE in Europe.