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  • Reading With My Eyes Open

    Embracing the critical and the personal in language pedagogy

    Gerdi Quist

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    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

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    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

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    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
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    Published on 29 Nov 2013

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