APU Science Report for Teachers 11: The Language of Science
This APU report for teachers differs from other reports in being jointly authored by members of the APU language and science teams. It reports the joint study of students’ written and spoken language in relation to science subject matter. This study addressed the question of whether competence in one domain might be only indirectly related to competence in the other. It found a more direct link: that students who were most highly rated in both science and language were found not only to have good understanding of the science involved but also that their language was well structured to communicate that understanding to listeners or readers.
1. Common language, common ground?
2. Speaking of science
3. The writing of science
4. Learning through language
Appendix 1: Related APU publications