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Montanalingua: language learning and outdoor pedagogy
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German.
2007 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Traditional language classes most often take place in the classroom. Rarely do language students learn in environments that challenge them physically or make them work together in teams in order to solve a task – unless it is part of an exercise in the classroom. Montanalingua is a Lingua2 project; it uses ideas from outdoor pedagogy and combines outdoor activities with active language learning – focussing on student-centred learning. The aim of the project is to produce a handbook for language teachers and outdoor pedagogues who want to try new ways of teaching foreign languages. The presentation will discuss the challenges involved in developing units that can be used by themselves or combined to make up for a whole day of exciting experiences and language learning. It will further examine the challenges involved when outdoor pedagogues and experienced language teachers from six European countries try to develop a tool to be used for empowering students to succeed when learning a foreign language. The presentation will critically follow the project from its beginnings to the final product – the handbook – and also show sample units that have been tested by students in several countries.

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2007. 10- p.
Keyword [en]
främmande språk, upplevelsepedagogik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11597OAI: diva2:178116
Identity and Power in the Language Classroom. Umeå, 2007-06-11–2007-06-12
Available from: 2008-01-13 Created: 2008-01-13 Last updated: 2011-07-13Bibliographically approved

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