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Culture Syllabus

Culture Syllabus

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Published by: Andrew Prosser on Aug 13, 2012
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The purpose of this course is to introduce core concepts related to understanding and analys-ing culture and developing intercultural awareness. We will also examine how culture relatesto the language classroom and practical ideas and methods for introducing culture to Englishlanguage learners. In addition, the cultural issues surrounding the use of often Western-inspired teaching approaches and ideas in Korean teaching contexts will be covered in onlinemultimedia material, reading and discussions.- Developing greater awareness of American and British culture and cultural diversity.- Developing intercultural analytical skills.- Developing awareness of teaching methodology and education practices within westerneducational contexts and the theoretical rationale for these practices.- Developing awareness of practical classroom techniques developed in western educationalcontexts and the rationale behind these techniques and approaches.- Reflecting on the applicability and suitability of western inspired teaching methodology, ap-proaches and techniques to Korean educational contexts, in terms of culturally specific gen-eral beliefs about learning and teaching in Korea, and in terms of the specific conditions andpurposes for learning English within Korea.
Handouts available online and to be downloaded and printed by the students.
Department of English Education.Course Title: Teaching Methods in Britishand American Culture
Instructor: Andrew Prosser
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Cultural Comparison Presentation: 20%, Pragmatics Presentation: 20%, Online Reading andDiscussions: 20%, Methods and Cultural Appropriacy Essay 10%, Developing Materials Pro- ject: 10%, Participation/ Attendance 20%
Manner ofLecturing:
Presentations, Group Work, Discussions, Role-play. An on-line course Moodle will be pro-vided offering multimedia materials reflecting on issues related to teaching methods and cul-tural context,, for conducting discussions and uploading assignments, and for providing pdfsof course materials.
Department of English Education.Course Title: Teaching Methods in Britishand American Culture
Instructor: Andrew Prosser
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