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ERIC Number: EJ919724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Long-Term Portfolio Projects to Teach and Assess Culture Learning in the Secondary Spanish Classroom: Shifting the Area of Expertise
Byrd, David R.; Wall, Aaron
Hispania, v92 n4 p774-777 Dec 2009
Secondary teachers often find it difficult to include the study of culture in their classes. Long-term cultural portfolios (LCPs) provide a method of allowing teachers to address culture in a substantial manner by allowing teachers to join students in the exploration of cultural topics. Teachers first select a cultural artifact, determine the themes associated with it, create activities to scaffold student learning, allow students to present their findings and, finally, have students reflect on the project as a whole. By providing students with significant time with the cultural artifact, they are not only able to examine the products and/or practices of a culture in-depth, but also gain insight into the perspectives from which the artifact emanates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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