Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
IPM9705
Module Title
Language Policy in Wales: Key Actors
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1 x 1,500 briefing report  100%
Supplementary Assessment 1 x 1,500 briefing report  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Evaluate the contribution of key civil society actors to the development of the effort to revitalize the prospects of the Welsh language.
2. Compare and contrast the manner in which Wales’s main political parties have approached the issue of language policy.
3. Reflect critically on the future direction of language policy in Wales, as well as the future of the Welsh language itself.

Brief description

The module will begin by evaluating the contribution of key civil society actors to the development of the effort to revitalize the prospects of the Welsh language. The focus will then move to Wales’s main political parties in order to compare and contrast the manner in which these different actors have approached the issue of language policy over the years. The module will then conclude with a consideration of the future direction of language policy in Wales, as well as the future of the Welsh language itself.

Aims

The module aims to develop a thorough understanding of the contribution made by key political actors to to the effort to arrest the decline of the Welsh language and to revitalize its prospects.

Content


1. The ‘Welsh language movement’
2. The political parties and the Welsh language
3. The future of the Welsh language

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication Students will develop their ability to present their ideas and arguments both verbally and in writing. They will learn the importance of information and clear communication and how to exploit these. They will learn how to use the many sources of information available and how to use the most appropriate form of communication to best advantage. They will learn to be clear in their writing and speaking and to be direct about aims and objectives. They will learn to consider only that which is relevant to the topic, focus and objectives of their argument or discussion. Students will also be required to submit their assessment in word-processed format and the presentation of this work should reflect effective expression of ideas and good use of language skills in order to ensure clarity, coherence and effective communication.
Improving own Learning and Performance The module aims to promote self-management but within a context in which support and assistance is available from both the module convenor and fellow students alike. Students will be expected to enhance their own learning and performance by undertaking independant research and exercising their own initiative, including searching for relevant sources.
Information Technology Students will be expected to submit the assessed work in word-processed format, via the on-line platform Blackboard. Also, students will be encouraged to search for sources of information on the web, as well as seeking sources through electronic information sources.
Personal Development and Career planning The module will be offered as CPD provision which can be used by individuals to facilitate professional career progression.
Problem solving Independent work and problem solving will be a central goal for the module. While preparing the written assessment students will be required to develop independent research skills as well as problem solving skills. The ability of students to solve problems will be developed and assessed by asking them to: adopt differing points of view; organize data and formulate an answer to the problem; reason logically; construct theoretical arguments; divide issues into smaller problems.
Research skills Students will be required to undertake independent research when preparing for the teaching sessions and also when preparing the assessed work. This will involve utilizing a range of information sources, including core academic texts.
Subject Specific Skills Students have the opportunity to develop, practice and test a range of subject specific skills that help them to understand, conceptualise and evaluate examples and ideas on the module. These subject specific skills include: • Collect and understand a wide range of data relating to the module • Evaluate competing perspectives • Apply general concepts and frameworks in relation to complex social and political problems.
Team work For certain topics covered in the module, seminars will consist of small-group discussions where students will be asked to discuss as a group the core issues related to the seminar topic. These class discussions and debates will allow students to approach and examine a given topic through team work.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7