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ERIC Number: EJ844717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Authentic Teaching as the Context for Language Learning
Deumert, Ana; Spratt, Christine
Educational Technology & Society, v8 n2 p83-93 Apr 2005
This paper reports the redevelopment and subsequent evaluation of a unit in dialectology within a foreign language curriculum (German). In doing so it is a case study which serves to offer insight into the student experience of studying linguistics within a foreign language curriculum, the potential of online/electronic pedagogies for the teaching of dialectology and the way in which creative, authentic teaching builds a context for learning. The paper begins with a brief overview of the teaching of linguistics in general and dialectology or language variation studies in particular. It presents the evaluation methodology and findings, and raises implications for further research. It also provides a summary of some aspects of the re-development of the unit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia