A4 Article in conference proceedings
‘So close, yet so different’ : reflections on the multicultural course of Slavic languages (2019)


Kyppö, Anna (2019). ‘So close, yet so different’ : reflections on the multicultural course of Slavic languages. In Meunier, Fanny; Van de Vyver, Julie; Bradley, Linda; Thouësny, Sylvie (Eds.) CALL and complexity : short papers from EUROCALL 2019. Research-publishing.net. DOI: 10.14705/rpnet.2019.38.1017


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Kyppö, Anna

Parent publication: CALL and complexity : short papers from EUROCALL 2019

Parent publication editors: Meunier, Fanny; Van de Vyver, Julie; Bradley, Linda; Thouësny, Sylvie

Place and date of conference: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 28.-31.8.2019

ISBN: 978-2-490057-53-5

eISBN: 978-2-490057-54-2

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages in the book: 431

Publisher: Research-publishing.net

Publication country: France

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2019.38.1017

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67215


Abstract

The complexity of language learning may be expanded to learning the languages belonging to the same language family, for example, Slavic languages. This paper reports on the reflection-on action research aimed at the increase of learners’ multicultural competence and enhancement of critical thinking at the interdisciplinary, blended course of Slavic languages and cultures. The course organized in modules is implemented in Moodle. Course content is designed by the teacher; however, Slavic languages are presented by native speakers of these languages. Learners have an opportunity to get familiar with Slavic languages, history, and culture from the presenters’ perspective, what generally results in the increase of learners’ multicultural competence and enhancement of critical thinking. Learning experience is intensified through reflective learner logs, which serve as a knowledge-sharing medium and cognitive learning.


Keywords: Slavic languages; multiculturalism; cultural competence; critical thinking; language learning; reflection (cognitive processes); learning diaries

Free keywords: Slavic languages; multicultural competence; critical thinking; reflective learner logs


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Reporting Year: 2019

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