Departmental Bulletin Paper An Alternative Framework for Teaching Local Studies:Local Literature as Literature of Place
ローカル科目を教えるための新しき枠組み -「場性のある文学」としての郷土文学-


1pp.19 - 29 , 2017-03-31 , 弘前大学 教育推進機構 教養教育開発実践センター
This paper considers the recent introduction of a general education [kyoyo kyoiku] program at HirosakiUniversity, and offers a critical reading of the meanings posited by the structural division between “local” and“global” courses. After addressing some of the pedagogical implications for these general education courses,it introduces an alternative perspective for reading locality: by looking at local literature in terms of production(publishing networks), community (discourses of climate), and practice (institutionalization and canonization),it offers a the possibility for discussing “the local” without directly reaffirming the cultural capital of the center.After offering a variety of counter-discourses and meta-analyses, the paper concludes by proposing some waysin which this approach may be applied in the classroom to cultivate critical thinking skills and global awareness in compliance with university policy and the Japanese government’s new educational directives

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