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Title: Pedagogies for Stimulating Students' Responses to First Language Oral Literature: An Action Research Project in a Secondary School in Bhutan
Contributor(s): Thinley, Dorji (author); Maxwell, Thomas W  (author)
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: This paper explores the role of Bhutanese folk literature as pedagogic resource for culture development in secondary education in Bhutan. The study was conducted with a Grade 11 class in a secondary school in south west Bhutan using an action research approach. In this study, Bhutanese folk literature includes genres that exist in the oral form as well as those in English translations. We found that students' exploration of their own folk literatures developed not only their understanding and appreciation of their own cultural identities but also their respect for cultural diversity. The focus of this paper is the five pedagogical strategies we used to achieve the success as evidenced in improved student knowledge and attitudes. We found that active processes such as collecting oral literatures in the students' home languages and discussing them for their literary, aesthetic and cultural values greatly assisted their learning of the English curricula.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, 17(2), p. 39-48
Publisher: International Society for Teacher Education (ISfTE)
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1029-5968
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
130106 Secondary Education
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
390306 Secondary education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930201 Pedagogy
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160302 Pedagogy
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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