Ray McGuire worked as an English HOD for the greater part of 40 years, punctuated by time spent working as a language consultant during the 1980's and more recently lecturing to post graduate students at Griffith Uni. During his time as a language consultant he was fortunate enough to forge close links with Queensland Curriculum Branch personnel, Lenore Ferguson and John Carr, as they introduced systemic functional grammar and a Context-text model to Queensland teachers.
Appraisal was then an embryonic part of the model. Ray has maintained an ongoing interest in Context-text for its potential as a curriculum planning model, and, more recently, its key role in the Australian Curriculum. He linked up again with Lenore in 2004 after she had just completed a PHD thesis focusing on Appraisal grammar which was still very much in its infancy in Qeensland.
Since then he has worked at a practical level with Mary Swayne, in particular, and other teachers in developing Appraisal resources for use in Queensland classrooms.
In this workshop he is happy to draw on his experience with, and insights into, Appraisal gained over the past ten years and to explore the part it currently plays in the Australian Curriculum.
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Where: Pimlico State High School, Townsville
When: Saturday 16 July, 2016
Time; 9am - 11am
Cost: $30 - morning tea provided.
||Pimlico High School
||Saturday 16th July 2016