Teacher and university educator perspectives on teaching languages in rural settings: a sonata form case study

Evans, Jenny, and Morgan, Anne-Marie (2016) Teacher and university educator perspectives on teaching languages in rural settings: a sonata form case study. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 26 (1). pp. 66-81.

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Abstract

The experience of teaching languages in rural schools differs markedly from teaching languages in urban contexts, in relation to the size and nature of communities and their interactions, numbers of teachers of languages, in and out of school contact, and in the cultural and language backgrounds of students and their likelihood of opportunities to interact with users of the language being learned. The rewards, rather than the challenges of teaching languages in rural contexts are explored in this paper by a classroom languages teacher and a tertiary languages teacher educator and researcher, in a ‘sonata form’ (two-voiced, dialogic and reflexive) conversation, aimed at providing insights into the importance and significance of languages education for rural Australian students, and the pleasures for teachers of this crucial work when engaged in rural settings.

Item ID: 62343
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-7387
Keywords: language and languages, study and teaching, rural education, collaborative practice, sonata form conversation, German language, professional development
Copyright Information: This article is Open Access via the publisher's website.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 04:52
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 33%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Maori) @ 34%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200307 German Language @ 33%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 34%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 33%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 33%
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