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Critical Thinkers through The Hunger Games: Working with Dystopian Fiction in the EFL Classroom
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Languages.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay gives examples of possible ways to inspire young adults to become politically more aware and active using dystopian fiction in the EFL classroom. First, an overview of the dystopian genre and different ways of using it in the EFL classroom to improve critical thinking skills will be given. Subsequently, different scenes from The Hunger Games will be analyzed to show how young adults can be inspired to be more aware of social and environmental justice and to act. Finally, it is discussed why literary material in a classroom must relate to a student’s personal life and why the relevance must be explained to a student to raise their interest. As a conclusion, it is claimed that it cannot be expected that all students care for the world, but showing them why they should and how they could do it is a first step.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
young adult literature, dystopian literature, EFL, The Hunger Games, civic involvement, social justice, environmental justice, upper secondary students, dystopian fiction
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Specific Literatures General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-65374OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-65374DiVA: diva2:1110328
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English
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
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Available from: 2017-06-19 Created: 2017-06-15 Last updated: 2017-06-19Bibliographically approved

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