I Have Got Something to Say, But I Don't Know Your Language Yet!: Intermodal Learning in Multicultural Urban Education

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P. Lang, 2000 - Education - 102 pages
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Imagine that you were a child in a foreign country and you could not understand one word of the local language. At school, the teacher motivates you and your peers to express not only verbally, but in a variety of such -languages- as mask performing, fine arts, movement, music, etc. You are not totally mute anymore, and you have the possibility to participate and show your talents. The intermodal learning method offers a framework wherein the expression in these different art modalities is central. The method helps to develop the personal and the social, as well as the cognitive competence beside learning the new language. It helps to reduce violence and racism and supports the creation of a good atmosphere within the classroom."

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Children with Foreign Mother Tongues
Intermodal Learning
Didactics within Multicultural Contexts

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The Author: Elisabeth K. Hoesli is living in Zurich, Switzerland. She is pedagogue M.ed., supervisor, and organizational counselor BSO. As a freelancer, she works in school development projects, school counseling, and in-service training programs in Switzerland and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Her main subjects are multi-cultural education, intermodal learning, and human-rights education.

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