Curriculum, Culture, Language and Linguistics


When children learn language… they are learning the foundation of learning itself.  The distinctive characteristics of human learning is that it is a process of making meaning…. Hence the ontogenesis of language is at the same time the ontogenesis of learning.  
Halliday 1993 in Webster vol. 4 p. 327

“What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart” Marshall Rosenberg 2015

This website is the professional presence of Dr. Elizabeth A. Thomson.

It is a place for me to share my thinking and my work on curriculum, culture, language, and linguistics.  I enjoy thinking about these issues and rather than keep my work in a filing cabinet, unshared,  I prefer to make it available to people to participate in knowledge building in these disciplines.

Every now and then, I’ll blog as something will strike me as important.  I enjoy getting comments or questions on my work, so feel free to respond. At the moment, my blogging is about my travels, such as a day by day description of a 800kms walk across the north of Spain.  My partner and I decided it was time for some personal growth and reflection so we walked the Camino de Santiago (Frances).

For teachers, academics and researchers in curriculum, language and linguistics, I have made a lot of my unpublished work available.  If you use it, please cite me.  I’d be interested to know how you use it as well.  I provide the links to my published works and the publishers as well.

There are some resources which are behind a password. If you’d like to review these, drop me an email and I’ll help you out.