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Språkundervisning, litteraturstudium och kulturell mångfald. Framtida utmaningar i den högre utbildningen i tyska i Sverige
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German. Tyska.
2006 (Swedish)In: Mångkulturella aspekter på språkundervisningens kommunikativa praktiker. En konferensrapport, 2006, 237- p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Extensive research has been carried out on the teaching of foreign languages, on the multicultural student body in contemporary society, and on literature as an instrument to transmit “culture” or “cultural values.” It is, however, still rare that scholars focus on the challenges involved in the teaching of literature in a foreign language classroom with students that have very diverging backgrounds in regard to language, class, race, religion, and “culture.” It is thus necessary to define the “inter- or multicultural” in a broader way than is often done in contemporary pedagogical research. By the example of German literature classes at Swedish universities this paper investigates ways of finding teaching methods that try to fill the gap mentioned above by arguing that we need to see “the learner” as an important key to the dissemination and interpretation of literary texts rather than someone who has to be taught proper language or the history and culture of Germany through literature. Inter- and multiculturalism hence will be regarded as an integral part of the foreign language classroom as well as of the literary text. Only by doing this is it possible to develop more democratic teaching methods that regard the different backgrounds of students as essential for the textual analysis.

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2006. 237- p.
Keyword [en]
Litteraturdidaktik, foreign language pedagogy
National Category
General Literature Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-14018ISBN: 91-7668-515-2OAI: diva2:180538
Available from: 2006-12-27 Created: 2006-12-27Bibliographically approved

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