ASILE conference presentation:
The future of research in Indonesian language and culture education
In this panel discussion, we present recent research on various aspect of Indonesian language, Indonesian language teaching and Indonesian society, and explore the contributions such research can make to our understanding of how best to teach Indonesian to non-native speakers. We also ask what future directions research can take, that will continue to contribute to the field of Indonesian language teaching. Our four presentations aim to be a jumping off point for extended discussion, which will give conference participants a chance to respond to the ideas presented and to contribute their perspectives, input and suggestions for the future of research and the teaching of Indonesian. The four presentation are:
Re-thinking Language Learning and Teaching Strategy: Producing Learner and Teacher
How often do we talk to our student about their learning? Do we even consider this in our teaching? What and how do we teach our student? What is our teaching strategy? What is our student learning strategy? Do we spend time talking to our student about our teaching strategy and their learning strategy? In this presentation, I would like to talk about a teaching-based research project I have started this year examining the student learning strategy, which can and should inform better teaching strategy in Indonesian classes (BIPA). I will also share some initial findings from the project.
Presented as part of Colloquium 2 with:
Do we still need to teach literature?
Dwi Noverini Djenar
The University of Sydney
Text analysis, culture & crisis management: Training students to use research tools
Colloquial Indonesian: its relationship with Standard Indonesian and its role in language teaching
Michael C Ewing
The University of Melbourne
Yacinta Kurniasih teaches Indonesian at Monash University. She studied English Literature, Education, and Language Teaching Methodology at the University of Yogyakarta and has been teaching English, Indonesian, and Javanese as a foreign language in various formal and non-formal educational setting since then. Her current research interest include language ideologies and the changing roles of Javanese and Indonesian and she is also exploring the teaching of Indonesian through poetry. She is co-author of Basic Indonesian: An Introductory Coursebook, Javanese English Dictionary and Basic Javanese: An Introductory Coursebook.
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics