Developing Interpretive Insight through Reframing Texts

This project focused on the interpretive insight that second-semester students of French developed when reframing texts in the target language. The process of reframing texts in a collaborative setting followed a tripartite model involving preparation, enactment, and post-enactment reflection and was aimed at developing linguistic skills and increasing cultural knowledge in the target language. The variety of media that were used as students approached these texts contributed to their learning processes as multisensory experiences while also giving them insight into the creative process and broadening their own interpretive space. Post-enactment reflection on students’ interpretive processes shed light on the linguistic and cultural knowledge they attained through the reframing of texts and the development of their own cultural narratives as students of the French language.

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