Human Rights Education in Language Teaching

Yulita, Leticia and Porto, Melina (2016) Human Rights Education in Language Teaching. In: From Principles to Practice in Education for Intercultural Citizenship. Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education . Multilingual Matters. ISBN 9781783096541

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As intercultural communication in language teaching is extending to citizenship education, there is an increasing need for research focusing on the implementation of theory into practice. With Critical Pedagogy as its driving principle, this chapter examines an online international project between language undergraduates within Argentina and the UK as an approach to human rights education in language teaching. It provides an overview of the pedagogical interventions designed to enhance awareness of democratic participation by empowering the students to become ‘transformative intellectuals’, engaged in self and social change through knowledge and action. The findings show the educational value of the project through the development of intercultural citizenship competences, such as decentring, empathy and solidarity, whilst creating an international community of ‘naming’ the world through photos, quotes, images, symbols and slogans.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: intercultural communication,language learning and teaching,citizenship,critical pedagogy,transformative intellectual
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
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Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 09:43
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