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2.2 Language and shopping

The concept of self-service has reduced the use of spoken language dramatically, and nowadays shopping transactions may involve no more than the exchange of a few words. However, uses of literacy in shopping are probably increasing, as the next Activity shows.

Activity 3: Shopping and literacy
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4.6 References for Extract 3

British Association of Social Workers (BASW) (2002) A Code of Ethics for Social Workers, Birmingham, BASW.

O'Dowd, A. (2003) ‘Social work? That’s a proper job now: New training and rules have changed it for ever’, The Guardian Special Supplement: Social Care, 15 October, p. 7.

3.7.1 Spoiled identities: stigma

In his classic book Stigma (1963) the sociologist Erving Goffman argues that stigma is a relationship of devaluation in which an individual is disqualified from full social acceptance. Society establishes ways of categorising persons and what are felt to be the ‘natural’ or ‘normal’ attributes for each category. Stigma, then, is essentially a pejorative label that sticks, one that is applied to an individual's ‘differentness’, their perceived non-confo
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Learning and teaching is a dynamic process. Just like its face-to-face counterpart, online education is not a static. New approaches, strategies and methodologies to facilitating, advancing and supporting online education are regularly developed and shared amongst practitioners. Aspects of delivering learning online might appear challenging to those new to the field. Its dynamism makes it exciting and inspiring. 

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