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ERIC Number: EJ1117325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1750-1229
How Does an Interactive Approach to Literary Texts Work in an English as a Foreign Language Context? Learners' Perspectives in Close-Up
Nguyen, Ha Thi Thu
Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, v10 n3 p171-189 2016
Interactive approaches to literary texts in second/foreign language education have enjoyed wide theoretical and empirical support. However, the teaching of literary texts in traditional English as a foreign language contexts still remains information-oriented, with a focus on the transmission and replication of an objectified interpretation of a text. This paper examines the working of a project that implemented an interactive approach based on a combination of reader-response theory and social-constructivist theory to teaching English literary texts in Vietnam, focusing on the students' perspectives of their learning experience. The findings show that the project pedagogy not only helped the students become more active, dialogic and reflective in constructing the interpretations of the texts they studied, but also subjected the students to the tensions of creating a new learning paradigm in a traditional context. Negotiation of these tensions, however, enabled strategic and critical learning to happen.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vietnam
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