Amy Ogan, Christopher Jones, Vincent Aleven
Forthcoming, but will probably include
How is robust learning of cultural competence affected by attention-focusing techniques in authentic video materials?
Background and Significance
Drawing students’ attention to moments that highlight a noteworthy cultural attribute in narrative excerpts helps students reason deeper about culture, even without providing interpretation
- Near transfer, immediate:
The analytical post-test questions that comprised the first main type of assessment were developed with the help of a French citizen and language instructor through a component analysis of the cultural elements in the film clips. Cultural elements in the film were decomposed into a hierarchy that covered the main concepts in the theme. Each element was then formed into a question requiring cultural analysis that was situated within the context of the film.
- Far transfer, immediate: