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Authentic Teaching as the Context for language Learning


Deumert, A and Spratt, CF, Authentic Teaching as the Context for language Learning, Educational Technology & Society, 8, (2) pp. 83-93. ISSN 1436-4522 (2005) [Refereed Article]


This paper reports the redevelopment and subsequent evaluation of a unit in dialectology within a foreign language curriculum (German). In doing so it is a case study which serves to offer insight into the student experience of studying linguistics within a foreign language curriculum, the potential of online/electronic pedagogies for the teaching of dialectology and the way in which creative, authentic teaching builds a context for learning. The paper begins with a brief overview of the teaching of linguistics in general and dialectology or language variation studies in particular. It presents the evaluation methodology and findings, and raises implications for further research. It also provides a summary of some aspects of the redevelopment of the unit. © International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Education assessment and evaluation
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Spratt, CF (Dr Christine Spratt)
ID Code:34202
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2012-02-08

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