Art as a Medium for Bilingualism and Biculturalism: Suggestions from the Research Literature

  • Mayra C. Daniel Northern Illinois University
  • Mary Huizenga- McCoy Auroa School District 31, USA
Keywords: cultures, second language acquisition, bilingual learners, multi-modal instruction

Abstract

This review of the literature critically explores the avenues to learning that visual art offers teachers and especially those with second language learners in their classrooms. The article is divided into seven sections in which the authors present research findings supporting the premise that learners’ cognitive processes are facilitated by images. Research cited strongly suggests visual art in instructional design helps students learn about world cultures, is an effective pre-writing activity, facilitates second language acquisition, and promotes biliteracy.

Published
2014-06-27
How to Cite
Daniel, M. C., & Huizenga- McCoy, M. (2014). Art as a Medium for Bilingualism and Biculturalism: Suggestions from the Research Literature. GIST – Education and Learning Research Journal, (8), 171-188. https://doi.org/10.26817/16925777.123
Section
Literature Review

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