Decanonizing Contemporary Culture Courses: Teaching Culture with Twitter

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Turning to social media as a means to broaden students’ perspectives, this chapter reminds us that our discipline is not impervious to social and technological developments. Maroun posits that embracing a multimodal approach to teaching has in fact the potential to enhance the overall student experience and can also play a crucial role in reaching our collective goals. The chapter guides educators on how to integrate Twitter into content-based culture courses. Surveying some of the major contemporary French culture or “civilization” textbooks used in various higher-education institutions in the U.S., and underscoring the tendency to explain contemporary culture historically, Maroun suggests that educators use Twitter to help students glean deeper culture knowledge from actual culture actors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiversity and Decolonization in French Studies
Subtitle of host publicationNew Approaches to Teaching
EditorsSiham Bouamer, Loïc Bourdeau
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030953577
ISBN (Print)9783030953560
StatePublished - Apr 5 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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