Learning Deficit, Shift of Identity and Visual Ethnography

Singh, U.N. (2021) Learning Deficit, Shift of Identity and Visual Ethnography. Language and Language Teaching, 10 (1). pp. 62-68. ISSN 2277-307X

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The landmark article discusses a visual ethnography programme called Bharat Bhasha Mandakini, a project that talks of language against the backdrop of ecology. Such an approach consists of creating films, tied not to language teaching initiatives, but focussing on language in its eco system—covering the land and its people, culture and performance, literature. and language and language teaching. The planning and process of the program is discussed. The approach adopted in this program makes language teaching enjoyable, helps to deal with the problems of learning deficits by focussing on linguistic diversities in classrooms and contributes to the preservation of languages. This ‘utopian' idea provides space for two opposing views to dialogue to create a synthetic construction on the linguistic landscape.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Singh, U.N.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning deficit, Identity shift, Visual ethnography, Bharat Bhasha Mandakini, Utopian ideas
Subjects: Language
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Language and Language Teaching
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/2727
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