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

Zhang, Yanyin

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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]

dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yanyin
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-19T05:10:07Z
dc.identifier.issn2451-828x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/186390
dc.description.abstractIn 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 discusses a suite of activities that engage pre-advanced students of L2 Chinese through in-depth contact with ideas and objects related to China, and the "why" of its contemporary issues.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
dc.rights© John Benjamins Publishing Company
dc.sourceChinese as a Second Language
dc.titleFrom knowing what to knowing why: a liberal arts education approach in a Chinese language classroom
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume52
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor130103 - Higher Education
local.identifier.absfor200311 - Chinese Languages
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4407829xPUB119
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationZhang, Yanyin, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage77
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage92
local.identifier.doi10.1075/csl.52.1.04zha
local.identifier.absseo930201 - Pedagogy
local.identifier.absseo930103 - Learner Development
dc.date.updated2019-05-12T08:19:13Z
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