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Teaching Grammar at School According to Jan Tokarski

Author(s): Józef Porayski-Pomsta
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: JAn tokarski; Zakład Metodyki; gramatyka w szkole; gramatyka; szkoła

Summary/Abstract: The article presents an analysis of Prof. Jan Tokarski's (1907-1980) views on language teaching at school. The author of the article highlights the forerunning character of the views, both in his scholarly works, like Czasowniki polskie (Polish Verbs) (1951), Słownictwo (Vocabulary) (1972), Fleksja polska (Polish Inflection) (1974), and methodological: Gramatyka w szkole (Grammar at School) (1966) and Z pogranicza metodyki i językoznawstwa (Between Methodology and Linguistics) (1967). The forerunning character of his views on language teaching at school reveals in his indicating the need of teaching grammar integrated with all the didactic tasks of school and with the student's needs. Long before the slogans about the subject approach towards the student in the didactic-educational process, he emphasized the fact that the student is a person, a human being, hence an intentional creature, whose needs and potential have to be considered in didactics. He also advocated the need to connect theory and practice. It resulted in the choice of theoretical contents which would be valuable in linguistic practice and which would serve this practice, explaining especially those elements of linguistic reality which, based on practice alone, might be vague or impossible to understand.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 5-13
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish