|Abstract: Oral language is foundational for learning and attainment. Understanding the relationships between language and learning requires an awareness of the the key components of the language system and how these impact across development. By corollary language development depends on children’s language learning environments: without effective language learning environments development is compromised. Using an implementation science framework drawing on our own data about language and language interventions in the early years I outline challenges for supporting oracy in preschool settings. These developmental challenges are considered by examining the ways in which the language learning environment and language learning interactions can serve as barriers/supports to learning and development. Methodological and conceptual challenges for future research are considered to further our ability to effectively impact on policy and practice.
Why understanding the development of oral language matters
December 7, 2023
- 5:00 PM