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Title: A Humanist Didactics of Languages and Cultures for Human Globalisation
Contributor(s): Morgan, Anne-Marie  (creator)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: In this paper, of a keynote presentation at the conference, Defays builds an argument for a humanist approach to teaching and learning languages, challenging previous and current methodologies, and proposing a didactics- a theory of teaching and learning- for languages and cultures that will prepare young people for the diverse globalised futures with which they will engage. He challenges common myths and misperceptions about the learning of French, and French as a language, and seeks to bring more learners into the fold of French language learning and use, and to recognise French for its global significance. With the ultimate purpose of achieving a world where languages, cultures and communities cohabit harmoniously, he explains three dimensions of this ideal didactics- humanistic, ecological, and gentle and sustainable.
Publication Type: Original Creative Works - Textual Work
Source of Publication: v.53 (2), p. 21-28
Publisher: Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390108 LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
470212 Multicultural, intercultural and cross-cultural studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
930201 Pedagogy
930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160303 Teacher and instructor development
160302 Pedagogy
160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Format: 8 pp. 4 pp original text. 4 pp translation & interpretation
HERDC Category Description: Z4 Original creative works - Textual work
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Description: This translation is part of a special issue of Babel, titled: 2018 National French Conference Special Issue. The original piece was written in French by Jean-Marc Defays.
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