Lecture by Gilberte Furstenberg, October 18, 2002

Redefining the Teaching of Culture: The Pedagogy of Electronic Media

by Gilberte Furstenberg, Senior Lecturer in French, Foreign Languages and Literatures, MIT

Gilberte Furstenberg will present Cultura, and NEH-funded project designed to develop students’ in-depth understanding of another culture.  She will demonstrate an innovative methodology that uses the Web to foster cross-cultural understanding and collaboration between French and American students.  She will focus on the new relationship that emerges between the study of language and culture and how such an approach can be implemented within any language class.  In the process, she will redefine what it means to “teach” culture in our world of networked communication.

Friday, October 18, 2002