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Bielskis, Andrius – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2022
Following the definition of 'practice' conceptualised in "After Virtue," the paper argues that literature as creative writing and reading is a MacIntyrean practice. Literature's key internal goods are spelled out: the common aesthetic enjoyment achieved by the writer's ability to create a truthful fictional narrative the reader is drawn…
Descriptors: Ethics, Philosophy, Literature, Aesthetics
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Daniel Walter – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2024
There is a need for a continued focus on language learning in advanced language classes beyond the foundations that are formed in the beginning and intermediate levels. Despite this need, little work exists on how to implement language-focused instruction in upper-level courses. As one possible solution, this paper outlines a functional,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Usage, Authors, German Literature
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Kryvoruchko, Sergiy; Chervinko, Yevhen; Shamaieva, Iuliia – Advanced Education, 2019
The present article focuses on studying metacommunication as a multi-dimensional self-reconfiguration endless symbolic process and its mechanisms of realising and optimising dynamic speech influence in German dialogue discourse within the anthropocentric framework of pragmalinguistics. Special emphasis has been laid on revealing the functional…
Descriptors: German, Dialogs (Language), German Literature, Pragmatics
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Soltau, Noah – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
Fairy tales often occupy only a superficial role in German language classrooms, used to check a culture box and teach the simple past tense. However, teaching fairy tales can engage students' analytical faculties and expose them to the culturally and linguistically embedded nature of folktales, leading them to a deeper appreciation of language,…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Folk Culture, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Groepper, Emily – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2022
Responding to Donato and Brooks's (2004) call for undergraduate students to have more opportunities to engage in discourse at the advanced proficiency level, collaborative dialogues provide students with a situation conducive to language production and learning (Swain, 1997). As most of the research on collaborative dialogues has focused on the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Discussion (Teaching Technique), German Literature, Advanced Courses
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Kleinau, Elke; Riettiens, Lilli – History of Education, 2020
German colonialism has long been treated as a sort of footnote in the epoch of the Empire due to its relatively short time span. The focus was mostly on the reconstruction of a story of 'white' men -- as the story of pioneers, 'discoverers', missionaries or traders. But how were children included in the colonial project? This article deals with…
Descriptors: German Literature, Foreign Policy, Children, Literary Genres
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Costabile-Heming, Carol Anne; Halverson, Rachel J. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2023
Writers and literature enjoy a prominent position in the culture and society of the German-speaking world. Today, German-speaking authors actively cultivate an online presence through publishers' websites, personal webpages, blogs, and online forums. In this way, the Internet has transformed the literary reading experience of yore into a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, German Literature, German, Second Language Learning
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Saleh, Nurming; Asnur, Muhammad Nur Ashar; Swe, Sein U. – International Journal of Language Education, 2023
This mixed-method research study explores German skills using the NURS teaching model for students. It was conducted in the German educational department program at the Faculty of Language and Literature at Makassar State University. The research subject was 28 German academic students from two classes in the second semester. Research instruments…
Descriptors: German, Models, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Susanne M. Wagner; Gisela Hoecherl-Alden – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2024
Given that societies across the globe are increasingly multicultural and multilingual, the notion of communicative competence grounded in constricting definitions of national cultures and languages reflects neither our instructional realities nor the sociolinguistic reality of the languages and cultures we teach. To foster students' development of…
Descriptors: German, German Literature, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Parkes, Lisa – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
In offering an account of teaching and performing Nurkan Erpulat and Jens Hillje's "Verr├╝cktes Blut" (2010) with advanced German students, this article reflects on the theme of cultural identity, particularly with regard to current issues related to migrant populations. As a play that showcases theater as a transitional space where…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Helfer, Martha B. – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2021
"Fairy Tales and the Transmission of Prejudice" is a unit in a lecture course on fairy tales that draws on research on anti-Semitism in 18th- and 19th-century German literature and culture, mapping questions raised in 18th- and 19th-century tales onto contemporary issues: The unit traces a trajectory from the Enlightenment to the…
Descriptors: Fairy Tales, Units of Study, Racial Bias, German Literature
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Cooper, Gabriel – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2020
In the interest of fostering a socially critical and inclusive German Studies, this article urges instructors to pursue curricular reforms to diversify and decolonize German curricula at colleges and universities. While the literary canon's centrality to the German major has tended to leave monolithic impressions of "Germany" and…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Liberal Arts
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Yilmaz, Onur; Sahan, Gulsun – World Journal of Education, 2023
Language builds social and economic connections within countries as the most effective communication tool. It has the potential to introduce new opportunities and helps the speakers become world citizens. Although second language teaching focuses more on early education in many countries, it is still crucial for university students to acquire a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Learning Motivation, German, Second Language Learning
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Holfter, Gisela – Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, 2019
Where are German Studies heading? To answer this, a look backward into the development of German Studies might be useful. Starting with a brief overview, from the establishment of the first chair in 1776 to selected discussions of the curriculum of German Studies in English-speaking countries from the 19th century on, a number of -- at times…
Descriptors: German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Program Development
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Medina, Adriana L.; Kiefel, Karoline – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2021
The purpose of this study was to examine how literature study and study abroad, in combination as methods of internationalization, influence preservice teachers' (PSTs) intercultural competence and potential future classroom practices. Elementary education PSTs studied abroad in Germany for five weeks. As part of the preparation, they read a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, German Literature, Novels
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