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Donnelly, Colleen E. – CEA Forum, 2017
Students often find it difficult to understand literature of another era and a world that differs from their own. From interacting with illuminated manuscript pages to conducting a mock trial, this article discusses ways in which visual and active learning techniques can be used to engage students in medieval literature and culture.
Descriptors: Medieval Literature, Visual Aids, Active Learning, Learning Strategies
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Carter, Susan – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2014
Arts/Humanities researchers frequently do not explain methodology overtly; instead, they "perform" it through their use of language, textual and historic cross-reference, and theory. Here, methodologies from literary studies are shown to add to Higher Education (HE) an exegetical and critically pluralist approach. This includes…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Hermeneutics, Researchers, Research
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Richardson, Diane – L2 Journal, 2017
Tolerance of ambiguity has been referred to as "the indispensable component of symbolic competence" (Kramsch, 2006, p. 251) and the recommendation was later made for college-level language instructors interested in emphasizing symbolic competence in their classrooms to "bring up every opportunity to show complexity and…
Descriptors: Ambiguity (Semantics), Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, German
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Amrita; Anisha – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2016
Mira Bai, a saint-poet of North India is an important figure in medieval Hindi literature. Her "bhajan"-s (songs) profoundly represent the transforming of consciousness working through conceptual metaphors which fall in the realm of religious poetry wherein target domains are generally abstract. Since, the working of the mind is more…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Poetry, Cognitive Processes, Spiritual Development
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Petry, Karla L. – Modern Language Journal, 1981
Describes successful experiment in teaching of medieval literature to elementary French language classes in the Cincinnati public schools. Purpose was to strengthen linguistic awareness and expand social studies unit on medieval France. (BK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, FLES, French, Grade 6
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Thomas, Jennifer D. E.; Driver, Martha; Coppola, Jean F.; Thomas, Barbara A. – AACE Journal, 2008
This article discusses students' perceptions of the impact of technology integration in an interdisciplinary medieval English literature and multimedia course on developing higher-order thinking skills and team-building skills. The results indicate that undergraduate students in this course perceived generally strong support for development of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Influence of Technology, Technology Integration, Interdisciplinary Approach
Harrington, David V. – 1986
Although modern readers often find the interpretation of medieval literature difficult, they should be encouraged to use their imagination to resolve the dilemmas they encounter. Often, these are the same issues with which medieval audiences had to wrestle and which the poets intended to raise. W. Iser's and H. R. Jauss's principles of…
Descriptors: Allegory, Audience Participation, Ballads, Higher Education
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Behtash, Esmail Zare; Toroujeni, Seyyed Morteza Hashemi; Samani, Farzane Safarzade – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2017
The Transition from Greek to medieval philosophy that speculated on religion, nature, metaphysics, human being and society was rather a rough transition in the history of English literature. Although the literature content of this age reflected more religious beliefs, the love and hate relationship of medieval philosophy that was mostly based on…
Descriptors: Old English, Philosophy, Religion, Metacognition
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Reed, Emily – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2020
This article examines the acquisition of pragmatic competence in L2, applying this stimulating area of research to premodern texts in a way that has yet to be done (to the author's knowledge). Specifically, this article discusses the teaching of "challenging" incongruent speech behaviours (such as sarcasm, banter, and irony) in a group…
Descriptors: Humor, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Parlevliet, Sanne – Children's Literature in Education, 2008
This article examines adaptations in their capacity of preserving literary heritage. It describes how the Middle Dutch beast epic "Reynard the Fox" lost its position in literature for adults and became part of a literary heritage that was no longer read but only studied for its historical value. Versions for children kept the story…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Folk Culture, Cultural Context, Comparative Analysis
Spraggs, Gillian – Use of English, 1988
Presents an approach for teaching Chaucer's "Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale" (from "The Canterbury Tales"). Recommends several reference texts related to the "The Canterbury Tales" and medieval literature in general. (MM)
Descriptors: English Literature, Foreign Countries, Medieval Literature, Secondary Education
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Carter, Susan – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
This article presumes that supervision is a category of teaching, and that we all "learn" how to teach better. So it enquires into what novice supervisors need to learn. An anonymised digital questionnaire sought data from supervisors [n226] on their experiences of supervision to find out what was difficult, and supervisor interviews…
Descriptors: Supervision, Foreign Countries, Supervisors, Questionnaires
Hawkins, Ann R. – 1994
While there has been a great deal of debate about enlarging the canon, less attention has been paid to how students respond to "new" literary figures such as Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich, or to how instructors should incorporate them into an already cramped literature survey course. Instructors must consider some questions that…
Descriptors: Authors, Females, Feminism, Higher Education
Bloomfield, Morton W. – 1970
Seventeen reprinted essays and an unpublished one are contained in this collection and organized under five headings: History of Ideas, Approaches to Medieval Literature, Chaucer and Fourteenth-Century English Literature, Language and Linguistics, and Essay-Reviews. Topics discussed include the origin of the concept of the Seven Cardinal Sins;…
Descriptors: Allegory, Concept Formation, English Literature, Epics
Jehle, Dorothy M. – 1990
A selection of romances from medieval literature can be used successfully in undergraduate literature classes to trace the appearance and relevance of medieval themes, motifs, and characters in works of modern poetry, fiction, and film. New scholarly editions, historiographies, translations, and modernizations give both teachers and students more…
Descriptors: Fiction, Films, Higher Education, Literary Genres
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