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ERIC Number: EJ1138245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Designing between Pedagogies and Cultures: Audio-Visual Chinese Language Resources for Australian Schools
Yuan, Yifeng; Shen, Huizhong
Cogent Education, v3 n1 Article 1256140 2016
This design-based study examines the creation and development of audio-visual Chinese language teaching and learning materials for Australian schools by incorporating users' feedback and content writers' input that emerged in the designing process. Data were collected from workshop feedback of two groups of Chinese-language teachers from primary and secondary schools in Australia and content writers' reflections of their understanding and transformation of their understanding of Chinese teaching and learning materials for Australian schools. It is found that a reciprocal process between the users and content writers can effectively facilitate the creation and development of user-oriented teaching and learning materials which are sensitive to the local curriculum needs. Based on teachers' comments and content writers' ideas, appropriate audio-visual Chinese language teaching and learning materials need to be tailor-made with a range of topics focusing on current China. A strong pedagogical scaffolding needs to be embedded into the materials and tasks, supporting students' language learning in the classroom. The creation of Chinese texts needs to employ simple yet authentic language structures on topics of relevance to students' life. Findings also indicate that audio-visual resources need to be accompanied with quality images and subtitles. All audio recordings should be spoken by Chinese native speakers, who are fluent in standard Mandarin. Additionally, it is suggested that an interactive learning platform could effectively enhance peer learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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