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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.

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 Not known
ISBN: 1-138-20869-8, 978-1-138-20869-8
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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
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 48651
Depositing User: Koula Charitonos
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 16:27
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2020 21:34
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