Author: Yolanda van Ede

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825887544

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Designing Authenticity Into Language Learning Materials


Author: Freda Mishan

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841500801

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 330

View: 3363

This book puts forward an authenticity-centred approach to the design of materials for language learning. The premise of the approach is that language learning should be based on authentic materials drawn from a variety of genres found in the target language culture, and that the learning tasks involving these materials should be correspondingly authentic, by entailing interactions that are consistent with the original communicative purpose of the authentic text. It provides both a theoretical grounding to the authenticity-centred approach, and demonstrates its practical application in a teaching task reference section. In outline, the book: • Refines a definition of authenticity in the context of language pedagogy. • Traces the historical background to authenticity in language learning back over one millennium. • Grounds the use of authentic materials in language learning in L2 acquisition research. • Gives a critical analysis of the authenticity of contemporary language study course-books. • Discusses the use of seven authentic genres for language learning; broadcasting, newspapers, advertisements, music and song, film, literature and ICT (information and communications technology). • Offers a set of practical principles for the design of authentic learning tasks. • Includes a reference section providing step-by-step instruction for the design and classroom procedure of learning tasks for materials taken from each of the seven genres.

Authenticity in Culture, Self, and Society


Author: Phillip Vannini,J. Patrick Williams

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754675167

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 6854

Authenticity in Culture, Self, and Society addresses the problems surrounding the concept of authenticity by offering its first sociological analysis. Compiled by a team of experts from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, it provides readers with a survey of original empirical studies focused on its experience, negotiation, and social relevance at the levels of self, culture, and specific social settings.

The Ethics of Authenticity


Author: Charles Taylor

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674268630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 142

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Everywhere we hear talk of decline, of a world that was better once, maybe fifty years ago, maybe centuries ago, but certainly before modernity drew us along its dubious path. While some lament the slide of Western culture into relativism and nihilism and others celebrate the trend as a liberating sort of progress, Charles Taylor calls on us to face the moral and political crises of our time, and to make the most of modernity's challenges. At the heart of the modern malaise, according to most accounts, is the notion of authenticity, of self-fulfillment, which seems to render ineffective the whole tradition of common values and social commitment. Though Taylor recognizes the dangers associated with modernity's drive toward self realization, he is not as quick as others to dismiss it. He calls for a freeze on cultural pessimism. In a discussion of ideas and ideologies from Friedrich Nietzsche to Gail Sheehy, from Allan Bloom to Michel Foucault, Taylor sorts out the good from the harmful in the modern cultivation of an authentic self. He sets forth the entire network of thought and morals that link our quest for self-creation with our impulse toward self-fashioning, and shows how such efforts must be conducted against an existing set of rules, or a gridwork of moral measurement. Seen against this network, our modern preoccupations with expression, rights, and the subjectivity of human thought reveal themselves as assets, not liabilities. By looking past simplistic, one-sided judgments of modern culture, by distinguishing the good and valuable from the socially and politically perilous, Taylor articulates the promise of our age. His bracing and provocative book gives voice to the challenge of modernity, and calls on all of us to answer it.

Authenticity in the Kitchen

Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2005


Author: Richard Hosking

Publisher: Oxford Symposium

ISBN: 1903018471

Category: Cooking

Page: 453

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The Oxford Symposium on Food on Cookery continues to be the premier English conference on this topic, gathering academics, professional writers and amateurs from Britain, the USA, Australia and many other countries to discuss contributions on a single agreed topic. Forty seven papers are contributed by authors from Britain and abroad including the food writers Caroline Conran, Fuchsia Dunlop, William Rubel and Colleen Taylor Sen; food historians and academics including Ursula Heinzelmann, Sharon Hudgins, Bruce Kraig, Valery Mars, Charles Perry and Susan Weingarten. The subjects range extremely widely from the food of medieval English and Spanish jews; wild boar in Europe; the identity of liquamen and other Roman sauces; the production of vinegar in the Philippines; the nature of Indian restaurant food; and food in 19th century Amsterdam.

Selfhood and Authenticity


Author: Corey Anton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791448991

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

View: 1488

Explores the notion of selfhood in the wake of the post-structuralist debates.

Exhibiting Authenticity


Author: David Phillips

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047978

Category: Art

Page: 234

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Is authenticity a sham? A widening rift confronts art museum visitors and workers alike, between traditional presentation of artifacts in the name of authenticity and critical comment that recognises it only as a relative and power-laden term. Both points of view are explored here to arrive at a liberating view of art museums. Meanings of authenticity are considered in contemporary society; in historical roles of church and museum in policing the cults of saints and of art; in the practical and conceptual problems of classifying and conserving objects; and in our experience as museum visitors. Mapping and framing emerge as metaphors for what curators do, in an escape from authenticity that opens up new possibilities for art museum practice. On the way there are detailed accounts of evidence in art attribution, and of how it is weighed in scholarly judgements and when art comes to court; of the transformations of works of art through ageing and treatment; of perceptual anomaly as a source of changing meanings in artifacts; and of the framing of experience. The book is aimed at students of museum studies, but raises issues that apply widely in art history.

Reflective Authenticity

Rethinking the Project of Modernity


Author: Alessandro Ferrara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134791321

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Reflective Authenticity: Rethinking the Project of Modernity is a challenging consideration of what remains of ambitious Enlightenment ideas such as democracy, freedom and universality in the wake of relativist, postmodern thought. Do clashes over gender, race and culture mean that universal notions such as justice or rights no longer apply outside our own communities? Do our actions lose their authenticity if we act on principles that transcend the confines of our particular communities ? Alessandro Ferrara proposes a path out of this impasse via the notion of reflective authenticity. Drawing on Aristotle, Kants concept of reflective judgement and Heideggers theory of reflexive self-grounding, Reflective Authenticity: Rethinking the Project of Modernity takes a fresh look at the state of Critical Theory today and the sustainability of postmodern politics.

Re-investing Authenticity

Tourism, Place and Emotions


Author: Britta Timm Knudsen,Anne Marit Waade

Publisher: Channel View Publications


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

View: 9863

This book examines contemporary performances of authenticity in travel and tourism practices. It re-thinks and re-invests in the notion of authenticity as a surplus of experiential meaning and feeling that derives from what we do at / in places. Drawing on wide ranging perspectives and cases, it demonstrates how the feeling of authenticity within places is produced.