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Teaching Quality Week-The Department of Linguistics organized neurolinguistics course teaching observation meeting and seminar

【 Time:2020-12-07 】


Author: Liang Yu, Youth League Branch of undergraduate students

On the second session of Teaching Quality Week in BLCU, the Department of Linguistics organized a teaching observation meeting in the Classroom 123 of 5th Building on December 2nd, 2020. Xiaochen Sun addressed a lecture on "Visual vocabulary processing and reading" to the 2019 undergraduate students. The dean of the department Prof. Fuzhen Si, deputy dean Prof. Zhongru Xiong, young teacher Wenying Wang and teacher of the Officer of Educational Affairs Xiaoning Cao attended the class.


The Site of Teaching Observation Meeting

Firstly, Xiaochen Sun summarized and reviewed the content related to "speech perception", and then introduced ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics. She then illustrated the development of hieroglyphics, oracle bone inscriptions and English letter A on the Rosetta stone during the Napoleonic period and explained the evolution of characters.


The Course Introduction Session

Secondly, Xiaochen Sun explained the theory of "Visual Word Recognition" from   Praxiology. The first part of the course is about three cognitive models of VWR from the perspective of neurolinguistics (Automatic Sequence Search Model, Logogen Model and TRACE Model). The second part is about the neural basis of VWR, the local integrated detection model and the VWFA Region by a number of cutting-edge research and experimental results in this field. She made the theory close to life and easier to understand.


The Content of the Course

Xiaochen Sun then explained the theory of "VVR". The third part of the course introduced the cognitive model of visual vocabulary reading, and presents the academic research on Dyslexia, Cerebral Cortex Damage Area in epileptic patients, traditional Two-channel Theory, Three-way Theory and Two-channel waterfall Theory Respectively. The cognitive model was used to simulate the complete process of human brain from written words to speech. The fourth part introduced the nervous system of visual vocabulary reading and summarized the neuro-linguistic research on neural mechanism.


The End of the Course

Finally, Xiaochen Sun finished the topic with Dyslexia, and let the students watch a video recording the world in the eyes of patients with Dyslexia, and then shared her own research experience with students. This teaching meeting fully reflected the high teaching quality of our department, laid a good foundation for better understanding of the teaching situation and improved the teaching level.

On December 4th, following the Teaching Observation Meeting, the Department of Linguistics organized a teaching seminar for all faculty members. At first, the department reviewed the problems raised by the Teaching Supervisors, and worked out the improvement plan. From the next semester, the Department of Linguistics will improve the way of course assessment and the form of the examinations, so as to meet the needs of students.