Human Rights Education in Language Teaching

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Abstract

As intercultural communication in language teaching is extending to citizenship education, there is an increasing need for research focusing on the implementation of theory into practice. With Critical Pedagogy as its driving principle, this chapter examines an online international project between language undergraduates within Argentina and the UK as an approach to human rights education in language teaching. It provides an overview of the pedagogical interventions designed to enhance awareness of democratic participation by empowering the students to become ‘transformative intellectuals’, engaged in self and social change through knowledge and action. The findings show the educational value of the project through the development of intercultural citizenship competences, such as decentring, empathy and solidarity, whilst creating an international community of ‘naming’ the world through photos, quotes, images, symbols and slogans.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Principles to Practice in Education for Intercultural Citizenship
EditorsMichael Byram, Irina Golubeva , Han Hui, Manuela Wagner
PublisherMultilingual Matters
ISBN (Print)9781783096541
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameLanguages for Intercultural Communication and Education
PublisherMultilingual Matters

Keywords

  • intercultural communication
  • Language Learning and Teaching
  • citizenship
  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Transformative Intellectual

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