Learning to See in the Foreign Language Class


  • Helene Z. Loew

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      Helene Z. Loew (M. A., Middlebury College) is Associate in the Bureau of Foreign Languages Education of the State Education Department, Albany, N. Y.


ABSTRACT  A major purpose of education is to develop thinking, sensitive students. In language programs an additional priority is to develop cross-cultural understanding. Learning is derived through various sources, not only the written word. This article discusses the inquiry teaching or discovery approach to learning. An object lesson is outlined using a cultural artifact as the subject of analysis; questions the students might ask about the object are included.