• Part of
    Ubiquity Network logo
    Publish with Us

    Read This Book Online
  •  Read This ePub Now
  • Reading With My Eyes Open

    Embracing the critical and the personal in language pedagogy

    Gerdi Quist

     Read This Book
     Download Book

    Untangling the various approaches to language teaching and their history, Gerdi Quist maps recent thinking in language studies at university. Using an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, drawn from educational philosophy, cultural studies, intercultural studies and language pedagogy, the author discusses the many tensions and currents in contemporary language teaching.The author puts forward an alternative pedagogy, that of a cultuurtekst-perspective, which engages learners at complex linguistic and cultural levels. In discussing the case study in which this approach is tested, the author develops her argument for embracing various critical perspectives through the personal engagement of students. From the start the author acknowledges her own engaged position as a language teacher in a liberal humanistic educational environment. She adopts a self -critical perspective through which her engagement with adverse student reaction leads to deepening insights both for the author and her students as part of the non-linear process of learning. Gerdi Quist teaches Dutch language and lectures on multiculturalism and intercultural communication. Recent publications included a book chapter and journal articles on language pedagogy and intercultural communication.

    Language: English


    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/baj

    Table of Contents

    Reading With My Eyes Open TOC

    • Acknowledgements

    • Introduction

    • Tensions Between The Old And The New: The Influence Of Educational Ideologies On Language Teaching

    • Culture Pedagogy: Some Theoretical Considerations

    • Being Intercultural Through Texts: The Student As Text Ethnographer

    • Context Of Teaching And Research

    • Tensions In The Classroom

    • Conclusion: Embracing Tensions

    • Bibliography

    • Appendix

    • Index

    Hide Table of Contents

    How to cite
    Quist, G. 2013. Reading With My Eyes Open: Embracing the critical and the personal in language pedagogy. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/baj

    This is an Open Access book distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (unless state otherwise) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright is retained by the author(s)

    Peer Review info

    This book has been peer reviewed. See our peer review policy for more information.

    Book Metrics
    ePub Views21
    PDF Downloads33
    ePub Downloads2
    Kindle Downloads1
    Additional information

    Published on 29 Nov 2013

    comments powered by Disqus