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WGRT 34: Learning, cultural tools, and flow

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What:
Working Group Roundtable (WGRT)
When:
5:00 PM, Wednesday 30 Aug 2017 (1 hour)
Where:
Convention Center - 2000 A - Table D
Theme:
2.5 Intercultural-cultural communication and new forms of being

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5:00 PM - 5:50 PM | 50 minutes
2.5 Intercultural-cultural communication and new forms of being

In this examination of Chinese children using drama to learn English, I argue that additional language learners are best understood as performing their understanding within their target language interactions. Language performance within discourse serves as a means of mediation between people involved in an activity that is always situated within specific sociocultural and institutional contexts. Pennycook (2007, 2010) investigated the varied appropriations and transformations of language and ...

5:00 PM - 5:50 PM | 50 minutes
2.5 Intercultural-cultural communication and new forms of being

Pestalozzi succinctly highlights the importance of the child’s surroundings as the initiator of learning. This paper reports a project that explores Intercultural communication and new forms of being by combining cultural-historical theory with a tangible representation of culturally relevant artefacts, it is the aim of this project to build a relevant and contextually grounded curriculum that provides meaningful engagement and learning for Australian Indigenous children. The use ...

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