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Tuesday, July 16 • 15:45 - 16:45
346S: Of Presidents and Internet Memes: Fostering Student-Centered Learning, Cultural Competency, and Critical Thinking through the Use of Images

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Images are a powerful tool for promoting active learning and exposing students to French culture. When we ask students to convert visual information into language, we literally take the words out of the instructor’s mouth and set the stage for student-centered learning. In this session, the presenter will explore ways in which an Internet meme featuring Emmanuel Macron can be used to stimulate communication, cultural understanding, discourse analysis and grammatical competence.

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heidi holst-knudsen

Heidi Holst-Knudsen is a senior lecturer at Columbia University. She teaches all levels of language as well as a course on French language and culture through film. She received her PhD from Columbia University in 2001, specializing in the 19th century and particularly on Gerard de... Read More →

Tuesday July 16, 2019 15:45 - 16:45 EDT
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