ERIC Number: ED393434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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The Role of Educational Technology.
Teaching multiform foreign languages in a multicultural "United Europe" cannot distinguish between instruction of culture and instruction of speech. The terms interculture and intercultural are used to refer to European culture instead of a particular national culture. This paper asks the following fundamental questions: (1) "What objects of study should be included in foreign language intercultural instruction which modern educational technology is called to support?"; (2) "Which research reports or educational productions are suitable for comparative studies in the classroom and could be implemented through a collaboration of various agencies from different European countries?"; (3) "Which production of comparative studies could be realized through collective processes among different classes of foreign languages students in different European countries?"; (4) "What kind of new educational support material would be required to implement interculture in conjunction with traditional material?"; and (5) "Which networks of modern technology best transmit and instruct European interculture?" Discussion includes databases, interactive video, electronic mail, the role of mass media, the European educational satellite Olympus, and educational radio-television stations. (AEF)
Descriptors: Communications Satellites, Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Interactive Video, Mass Media Role, Multicultural Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Europe; Technology Role
Note: In: Verbo-Visual Literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies. Selected Readings from the Symposium of the International Visual Literacy Association (Delphi, Greece, June 25-29, 1993); see IR 017 742.