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ERIC Number: EJ1013570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1756-1221
"Jetzt machen wir hier mal Multikulti": Fostering Critical Engagement with Multiculturalism through Peer-Assisted Language Learning
Schallie, Charlotte; Thorson, Helga
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v45 n1 p53-66 Spr 2012
In this article we present an integrated curricular model for addressing the transition from the intermediate to the advanced language level through peer-assisted learning activities in the post-secondary German classroom. In a series of group projects between students in second- and third-year conversation courses, we employed a learner-centered approach that encouraged reciprocal peer mentoring. Both the contemporary focus on multiculturalism and the format involving collaborative work between students in two different language courses were critical components of our project. Engaging with contemporary political and cultural discourses in a peer-assisted learning environment, course participants obtained important skill sets, which served to enrich their linguistic, cultural, cognitive, and interpersonal competencies. (Contains 3 figures, 3 tables, and 14 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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