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Title: Didactic patterns for electronic materials in the teaching of interculturalism through literature: The experience of the research group LEETHi
Author: Asunción López-Varela Azcárate
Institution: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Abstract: This paper is a descriptive summary of a research project on blended learning in the Faculty of Arts at the University Complutense Madrid. The project was conducted as action research in 2002-06 by the research group LEETHi. LEETHi’s projects focus on the teaching of literature from an intercultural perspective while helping to develop new media competence. The project also addresses – among other objectives – the intercultural potential of literary tests used in second language acquisition where their practical applications include the development and use of digital material for the study of European literatures with the integration of multiple languages and perspectives. A central issue is the potential of blended learning (i.e. the integration of e-learning and contact learning) and the development of autonomy and communication between students and instructor. The online scenario focuses on the performance of tasks following sociocultural and constructivist theories and concepts borrowed from research on multimodality.

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This article appears IN ReCALL Vol. 19, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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