Visual Learning Through Transmedia: How Pop Culture Can Influence Language Learning

Session Description
The traditional language learning in a classroom, from a teacher, through textbooks has stayed unchanged for many years. The recent generation students are already capable of searching for information and knowledge of what is suitable for their own needs. In this aspect, students’ learning will not be effective as the former generations learning. Remembering specific numbers in different events do not have the same validity as in the past. Rather it is important for the students to understand why and how different events around the world have caused an event to change or occur. In other words, students need to learn how to ask questions, research their inquires, collect data, critique and analyze the result to meet their needs. In this presentation, the presenter will introduce applying transmedia learning into classrooms and focus on what teachers should bring to classrooms rather than focusing on knowledge input. Especially in the light of language learning, students’ presentation of their information searching result will be presented to exemplify how transmedia learning can work in a classroom.
Yun Joon 'Jason' Lee
Yun Joon ‘Jason’ Lee, Assistant Professor, Daegu National University of Education, Korea
Dr. Yun Joon ‘Jason’ Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Daegu National University of Education. DNUE is a teachers university that specifically focuses on promoting primary school teachers. Dr. Lee is in charge of all the sophomore classes taught in English where students learn how to teach English in primary schools. His research topics include video games, media adaptation, and pop culture in language learning contexts.
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