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ERIC Number: EJ894022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Transforming Pedagogies with New Technologies: The Power of Protest
Hytch, Tony
English in Australia, v43 n2 p47-50 2008
This article discusses a unit of work, developed by this author, that encouraged students to "express themselves" by using language to make a difference (i.e., to protest an issue of particular concern.) While the culminating task for this unit was a spoken task requiring students to reflect upon what they had done and how successful they had been, a number of genres (letter to the editor, letters of complaint, fliers, posters) were taught throughout the unit. The author states that this was one of the most effective units of work he had ever completed with a group of students. Students appreciated being able to explore an avenue of particular interest to them and felt empowered through their participation in the learning experiences of this unit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia