Literature in the foreign language syllabus: Engaging the student through active learning

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Literature in the foreign language syllabus: Engaging the student through active learning

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Title: Literature in the foreign language syllabus: Engaging the student through active learning
Author: Reyes Torres, Agustín
Abstract: Por qué es tan importante para el profesor de lengua extranjera en la actualidad hacer uso de la literatura en el aula? Esta comunicación destaca el papel de la literatura a la hora de implicar al estudiante en el aprendizaje de la lengua extranjera y hacerle practicarla. El aprendizaje activo es en este sentido un factor clave para motivarle a leer y trabajar con los textos literarios. Del mismo modo, el rol del profesor como facilitador y el uso de estrategias como el seminario socrático constituyen recursos efectivos para situar al estudiante como sujeto central de la enseñanza, consiguiendo así su implicación y haciendo el aprendizaje más personal, significativo y memorable. Remove selectedWhy is it so important for foreign language teachers today to use literature in the classroom? This paper highlights the benefits of literature in making students more discerning users and consumers of language. Active learning is in this sense a key factor in engaging the learner with the literary works. Likewise, the role of the teacher as a facilitator and the use of strategies such as the Socratic Seminar constitute effective ways to shift the balance from teacher-centered to student-centered instruction, thus increasing students’ engagement and providing forums for learning to be more personal, meaningful, and memorable.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10662/4772
Date: 2012


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