Human communication

2018-2020: Lecturer on MSc courses in Social and Public Communication as well as Social and Cultural Psychology, lecturing on 1) intersubjectivity, 2) thought and language, and 3) constraints on human communication

My teaching on the topic of human communication covers broad themes of the development of human communication practices, the links between language and thought and the role of discourse and ideology in constraining what can be communicated and how. More specifically, I have lectured on the role of communication in the development of mind and as a capacity that enables humans to share their subjective experiences with others, allowing us to ‘walk in someone else’s shoes’, as well as the role of ideology in shaping and constraining communicative practices in everyday life. Central to these topics is an understanding of language as a social medium, a semiotic tool, through which human intentions, actions and world-views are realized and reproduced.