Teaching Creative Writing and Culture with Literature, Simulations and Multimedia

By Véronique Flambard-Weisbart and Michéle Magnin.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Methods for teaching a creative writing language class with literary texts, and a model of experiential learning called "global simulation", making judicious use of multimedia.

Keywords: Teaching Creative Writing, Teaching Culture, Selecting Literary Readings, Global Simulation Pedagogy, Using Multimedia

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 12, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.296MB).

Dr. Véronique Flambard-Weisbart

Dr. Véronique Flambard-Weisbart is a Professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Director of the European Studies Program at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. She received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1990. Some of her current research interests focus on global simulation pedagogy, and her recent and forthcoming publications on that subject include “The Channels of Time: A Global Simulation Scenario for the French Civilization Classroom” in International Journal of Learning, Ed. Mary Kalantzis & Bill Cope, Australia: Common Ground Publishing Pty Ltd, Volume 10 (2003): 285-295, “Potential Readers/ Potential Writers: Global Simulations in the French Literature Classroom” in Modern French Literary Studies in the Classroom: Pedagogical Strategies, Edited by Charles J. Stivale, MLA Press (2004), and a reading and writing textbook co-authored with Michèle Magnin, Scén@rios, Pédagogies du virtuel, Heinle-Thomson (2006).

Dr Michéle Magnin

Dr. Michéle Magnin is currently a Professor of French at the University of San Diego and Coordinator of the French program in the Department of Languages and Literatures. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 1986. She started lecturing and leading workshops on "teaching languages with technology" in 1991 with Minitel, and 1995 with Internet, mostly in the western states from Alaska to Hawaii, but also in Chicago, Indiana, Tokyo, Beijing, and more recently Brussels, Grenoble, and Québec. Besides a textbook she co-authored with Véronique Flambard-Weisbart, Scén@rios, Pédagogies du virtuel, Heinle-Thomson (2006), she has published several articles in The French Review, Le Français dans le Monde, Dialogues et Cultures (FIPF), The Dong-Eui International Journal (Korea), Simulation and Gaming (Sage Publishing), Women in French (WIF).

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