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What is Communicative Context

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms
The context—made up of the institutional context, the space, the communicative aims, the interpersonal relationships between interlocuters, and so forth—in which a communication occurs.
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Critical Literacy and Genre Pedagogy: Supporting Inclusion, Subverting Bias
Jennifer Duggan (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2722-1.ch014
This chapter helps teachers use genre for effective language learning in the increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse 21st-century language classroom. The chapter provides an overview of the history of the term genre across various academic disciplines and explains why critical knowledge of genres is a key literacy in the 21st century. It discusses current trends of use of genre in the language classroom and gives tips on how to use genre responsibly with multicultural, multiliterate, multilingual students, focusing in particular on the usefulness of critical literacy in linguistically and culturally diverse language classrooms. The chapter also highlights ways in which teachers can use genres to empower minority students—including those belonging to a linguistic minority—and to counteract bias in their classrooms.
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