Gretchen KETNER, LCC International University, Lihuania


Values in Action: Using Fiction to Engage with Social Issues

Novels and short stories can provide our students with a rich authentic experience of English. And fiction often raises important questions about current issues and ideas. How can reading fiction help our students to identify their own values? Can we encourage students to act on their learning? This presentation will explore ways to draw out the values we find in fiction and consider whether it is possible to help students take action in response to their reading and learning. The presenter’s experience teaching a young adult novel to university-age Intensive English students will form the basis for considering these questions.