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How to make language students critical users of Internet resources?

Hélène Jaccomard
The University of Western Australia
How to make language students critical users of Internet resources?

In Australia, virtual resources are a welcome complement to conventional teaching resources at the disposal of French learners and teachers.

However despite clear instructions and specific classroom activities designed to develop a critical approach of the Internet as a research tool, I find students mostly use it indiscriminately.

Is this the result of the undeniable 'power of the screen'? Can a critical mind be developed with, and about, Internet resources? Do learners need specific tools in this case? Does the discipline taught make any difference?

Author: Hélène Jaccomard, Senior Lecturer, European Languages and Studies, The University of Western Australia
hjaccom@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Presentation format: Dilemmas in teaching or teaching/learning research

Please cite as: Jaccomard, H. (2002). How to make language students critical users of Internet resources? In Focusing on the Student. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 5-6 February 2002. Perth: Edith Cowan University. http://lsn.curtin.edu.au/tlf/tlf2002/abstracts/jaccomard-abs.html


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