LANGUAGE, CULTURE & OTHERNESS

Dr. Drissia CHOUIT at Dar El Hadith El Hassania Institution for Higher Islamic Studies, Rabat: Introductory Note, Paper Titled "Intercultural Literacy: A Major Component of Media and Information Literacy". Video produced by Nour NFISSI.

LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND OTHERNESS


A Study Day to be held on 30 April, 2014 at Dar El Hadith El Hassania Institution for Higher Islamic Studies, Rabat


 

Rationale

 

Despite rapid globalization within contemporary society and the plethora of various means of global communication, there is an obvious need for genuine dialogue (social, cultural, religious, political…) to ease the growing and more complex instances of violence and conflict in today’s world. This need highlights the importance of foreign language teaching and learning in helping in the acquisition of more accurate and objective understanding of the Other.

Treating the use of foreign languages as intercultural dialogue, the role of the teacher as that of transmitter of culture through language becomes significant. This role consists in empowering learners by recognizing that they do not only need to learn the target foreign language culture, but they have to acquire the competence to interact and negotiate with interlocutors with different cultural background using the same foreign language as a medium for communication.

Our study day, therefore, provides a forum for academicians, researchers, practitioners, curriculum developers and students to explore ways to integrate intercultural communication and culture learning into foreign language teaching.

 

Organizing Committee:

Abderrahman GHARIOUA, Amal SFAIRA, Bouchra CHAKIR, Hssein KHTOU , Jamal EL QASRI, Nadia HALIM, Samira NAIR

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LANGUE, CULTURE ET ALTERITE

Journée d’étude organisée le 30 avril 2014 à l’Etablissement Dar El Hadith El Hassania des Hautes Etudes Islamiques, Rabat

 

Argumentaire

Dans notre monde, qui, à l’heure de la mondialisation, a vu  se réduire les distances et s’intensifier les rencontres ou les chocs entre les cultures, la question de l’altérité, de la connaissance, reconnaissance voire méconnaissance de l’Autre, est d’une brûlante actualité. Dans le cadre de l’enseignement des langues « étrangères » (en l’occurrence, pour ce qui nous intéresse, le Français et/ou l’Anglais), il va de soi qu’apprendre une de ces langues, c’est avoir accès à l’altérité de sa culture, notamment à travers  sa littérature et ses médias.

Le regard que l’on porte sur les langues étrangères, lieux d’un savoir sur l’Autre, peut recouvrir des attitudes critiques quand ces langues apparaissent concurrencer, supplanter la langue maternelle ou nationale. Il peut aussi constituer le point de départ pour connaître et comprendre l'Autre ainsi que pour accepter son droit de rester soi-même, son droit à la différence. Prétextes à l’exclusion ou à l’ouverture, les langues étrangères sont ce qu’elles sont, ce que nous faisons d’elles, enseignants et apprenants.

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Programme

 

8h30 Accueil

 

9h- 9h 30 séance d’ouverture

 

1ère séance 

Modérateur : Khalid SAQI

 

9h 30: Karim Bensoukas,  Nourddine Amrous &  Ikbal Zeddari (Université Mohammed V, Rabat)

Technology-based Material Design and ICT Integration in Teaching Introductory Linguistics

 

9h-50: Reddad ERGUIG (Université Chouaib Doukkali, EL Jadida)

The Moroccan Teacher of English as Facilitator of Intercultural Communication: Basic requirements

 

10h10: Drissia  CHOUIT & Abdelhamid NFISSI (Université Moulay Ismail, Meknès & Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, Fès)

Intercultural Literacy: A Major Component of Media and Information Literacy

 

10h 30 (débat)

 

10h50 (pause café)

 

2ème séance 

Modérateur : Nadia HALIM

 

11h10 : Khalid SAQI (Institut Mohammed VI pour les Lectures et Etudes Coraniques)

The Quran and the Story of Language(s) or when the Revelation Dignifies Language

 

11h30 : SADIK Madani Alaoui & ABDELAZIZ Kesbi (Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, Fès & Université Hassan II, Casa-Mohammadia)

The Cultural and Religious Dimensions of Intercultural Education  in Morocco

 

11h50 : Mohamed El Kandoussi  (Université Moulay Ismail, Meknès)

From Latinos to Turkish Series: Cultural Proximity or Cultural Invasion?

 

12h10: Hssein KHTOU (Etablissement Dar El Hadith El Hassania)

Perceptions of  Religious Diversity and Interfaith Dialogue among Teachers of Islamic Studies

 

12h30: Débat

 

13h : Déjeuner.

 

Troisième  séance

Langue et altérité

Modérateur : Jamal ELQASRI

 

15h00 :.Atmane BISSANI. (Faculté Polydisciplinaire Errachidia ) Traduction et altérité : éléments pour un dialogue interculturel. Propos sur une réflexion d’Abdessalam Benabdelali.

 

15h20 : Mokhtar BELARBI.  Université Moulay Ismail. Meknès.  Traduction  et Altérité

 

15h40 : Najat DIALMY. (CRMEF RABAT)  La langue étrangère : un choix ou une nécessité ?

 

16h00 : Lyamani YAMINE  (INSEA Rabat). La langue de l’autre une force réfringente pour valoriser sa propre langue .

 

 16h20 : Pause

 

Quatrième   séance

Langue, identité 

Modérateur : Abderrahman GHARIOUA

 

16h40 : JABER et Ahmed. ZEHAF  (Faculté des Lettres El Jadida) Identité et idéologie chez  Azouz Bégag et Annie Ernaut Abdelhak.

 

17h00 : Nadia LARHRISSI (Université Hassan 1 SETTAT) Prisme et préjugés dans l’interculturalité

 

17h20 :Faiza GUENNOUN HASSANI (Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines. Fès Saïs)

Maitrise des langues étrangères et abolition des hudud

 

 17h40 :Rachid BEKKAJ (L'institut royal de formation des cadres. Rabat) Marché sociolinguistique de La reconstruction de la personnalité collective.

 

18h00 : Discussion

 

18h30 : Clôture du colloque

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Abstract of the Paper Presented by

Dr. Drissia CHOUIT and Dr. Abdelhamid NFISSI

 

Title:

Intercultural Literacy: A Major Component of Media and Information Literacy

 

Authors:

Drissia  CHOUIT, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Comparative Linguistics,

Communication and Media Studies,

Faculty of Arts and Humanities,

Moulay Ismail University,

Meknes, Morocco.

Associate Member of the UNITWIN-UNESCO-UNAOC Global Chair

on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

nfissichouit@gmail.com / chouitdrissia@gmail.com

http://chouitnfissi.simplesite.com

 

Abdelhamid NFISSI, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Comparative Linguistics,

Communication and Media Studies,

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Fes-Sais,

Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University,

Fez, Morocco.

Member of the UNITWIN-UNESCO-UNAOC Global Chair

on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue

abdelhamidnfissi@gmail.com / an.medialiteracyforum@gmail.com

 

Abstract:

 

The aim of this paper is two-fold:

 

  1. To show the necessity of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) in educating  young generations for the 21st Century in order to enable them to make sense of the media and information-saturated world in which we live and how to make the most effective use of media and information for personal, academic, social, cultural and professional development;
  2. To show that inter-cultural literacy is a key component of MIL, both in terms of co-cultures forming the tapestry of national cultures and other cultures beyond geographical borders. This in turn will help students to be open-minded, to understand other views and visions of the world and to take informed decisions.

 

We have been teaching MIL in the course of "Introduction to Media Studies" for many years and we can assure that it has a highly positive and transformative effect on our undergraduates. We are also very active at the international level, advocating media and information literacy for all, in cooperation with UNESCO and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, mainly through the UNITWIN-UNESCO-UNAOC Global Chair on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue. We aim to generalize this experience to all Moroccan universities in order to empower all students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to deal with media and information and to live together in peace and harmony. In fact, as the mass media have become one of the most influential institutions in the contemporary world, students across disciplines should be given the opportunity to understand the nature and functions of mass media, how they operate and the role they should fulfil in promoting democratic practices, civic participation, cultural diversity and freedom of expression. Students should also know the techniques and strategies of how to access, evaluate and make effective and ethical use of information, how to appreciate other views and cultures and how to be effective communicators. These main MIL skills and competencies will enable them to be active citizens, fully involved in the life of their society and in global welfare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Media literacy is understanding how is news fabricated and consrtructed :

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