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ERIC Number: ED355792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Interactive Pedagogy in a Literature Based Classroom.
Mayer, Virginia
Mid-Atlantic Journal of Foreign Language Pedagogy, v1 p50-57 Spr 1993
Preserving a literary-based curriculum, creating a sensitivity to the literature, and encouraging communicative skills relative to the literature are significant goals in foreign language study. Therefore, a program involving strategic interaction and cooperative learning techniques applied to the study of literature fosters communication and comprehension within a cultural context. Three categories of relative, effective, and practical tools for literary based discourse are discussed in this report: (1) scenarios chosen for enactment (an idea or theme from a portion of the targeted literature with undetermined resolution, juxtaposed role playing and significant debriefing) and situations (the cafe scene, family dinners, etc., with a beginning, denouement, and predetermined conclusion); (2) serious silliness ("ice-breaker" inter-social devices); and (3) six sombreros (the class is divided into five groups; the "white hat" group is responsible for the facts and details of the reading; the "red hat" students are concerned with the emotions and feelings offered by the text; those wearing "purple hats" confirm negative dimensions in the passage; "green hats" are challenged to think creatively; and finally, the "blue hats" organize and summarize the thoughts produced by each of the other groups). The implementation and expansion of some already practiced devices offer new possibilities within the literacy framework. (VWL/AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Note: For serial issue in which this paper appears, see FL 021 050.