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From knowing what to knowing why: a liberal arts education approach in a Chinese language classroom

Zhang, Yanyin


In 2014, Kinoshita and Zhang called for a reconceptualization of foreign language teaching that advocates a "liberal arts" approach emphasizing the intellectual development beyond language facility. This paper is a reflection of a pedagogical practice that embraces this approach. The paper gives a detailed presentation and exposition of the design of a course that aims to promote a balanced and nuanced critical understanding of the target language country - China. The paper describes and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Chinese as a Second Language
DOI: 10.1075/csl.52.1.04zha


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