Cultural Citizen Inquiry: Making space for the ‘everyday’ in language teaching and learning

Charitonos, Koula (2017). Cultural Citizen Inquiry: Making space for the ‘everyday’ in language teaching and learning. In: Herodotou, Christothea; Sharples, Mike and Scanlon, Eileen eds. Citizen Inquiry: A fusion of citizen science and inquiry learning. London: Taylor & Francis.



This chapter presents a small exploratory study undertaken as action research in two community schools in the UK that draws on a blended approach to language learning and utilises methods of inquiry learning (e.g., observation, data collection, reflection) along with web and mobile technologies to facilitate young people’s engagement in citizen-led inquiry with a focus on social and cultural issues. The chapter introduces the idea of cultural citizen inquiry as a method that may validate young heritage language learners’ search for identity, usually intertwined with heritage and culture, and also support them to engage critically with their everyday experiences.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 48651
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  • Book Section
  • ISBN
  • 1-138-20869-8, 978-1-138-20869-8
  • Project Funding Details
  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
    Close-Up on Heritage Language LearnersNot SetBritish Academy Schools Language Awards
  • Keywords
  • citizen social science, community schools, heritage language, young people, nQuire-It platform
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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  • Koula Charitonos