The Representation of Local Culture of Instructor’s Literary Competence in English Language Classrooms

Afifuddin, Muzakki ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9362-7739 and Nafis, Rifqi Nasirun (2023) The Representation of Local Culture of Instructor’s Literary Competence in English Language Classrooms. Presented at The 20th AsiaTEFL-68th TEFLIN-5th iNELTAL Conference (ASIATEFL 2022), 5 Aug 2022, Malang, Indonesia.

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Abstract

Questioning the existence of culture within EFL pedagogy has been an issue of identity of the Indonesian pedagogical practitioner. The chaotic perception upon the choice of implementing English culture or the local culture raises
plenitude of dialogues among these pedagogical practitioner as well as researchers in Indonesia. This paper specifically embraced English literature classrooms as the setting of the dialogue between local culture and English literary texts and how it is represented by the instructors. Approaching the study qualitatively, this paper gained the results through observation, interviews, and text analysis. The data were then analyzed based on the theory of culture by Hofstede and the theory of literary competence by Spiro. The results showed that local culture was represented through the level of behavior/artifacts and the level of values/norms. The results also showed that the instructors’ literary competence becomes the channel of their
local culture and provided the possibility of transference of local culture within the process of the teaching-learning process of English literature. This paper, thus,
suggested more comprehensive studies on the curricular application of the local culture within literary pedagogy in EFL settings.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: Local culture; literary competence (Spiro, 1991); English literature classroom
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Muzakki Afifuddin
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2024 15:38

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