Posts Tagged: SLTE

The significance of context in qualitative research


As I have rewritten the contribution of my thesis to knowledge, one thing that came up as significant was the context of the study: Chile. I agree with Kumaravadivelu that “All pedagogy, like all politics, is local. To ignore local exigencies is to ignore

The significance of context in qualitative research


As I have rewritten the contribution of my thesis to knowledge, one thing that came up as significant was the context of the study: Chile. I agree with Kumaravadivelu that “All pedagogy, like all politics, is local. To ignore local exigencies is to ignore

Understanding a very complex activity!


I have been a teacher  of English for fifteen years. I have been a teacher educator for ten years. I have been engaged in the activities of learning how to teach, teaching English and teaching  how to teach for a

Understanding a very complex activity!


I have been a teacher  of English for fifteen years. I have been a teacher educator for ten years. I have been engaged in the activities of learning how to teach, teaching English and teaching  how to teach for a

Research questions… here they come again


This week I have been tuning up my research questions together with the associated methodology and methods. During the last months I have been working on sociocultural theory and activity theory, studying them and how these would be an appropriate lens to look

Research questions… here they come again


This week I have been tuning up my research questions together with the associated methodology and methods. During the last months I have been working on sociocultural theory and activity theory, studying them and how these would be an appropriate lens to look

Mind Map EFL teacher education in Chile


I feel a bit uncomfortable about the changes and turns of the focus of my study. I started having in mind the design & implementation of a blended model to preservice teachers of English in Chile;. then I moved into the use of technology to transform the learning experience

Mind Map EFL teacher education in Chile


I feel a bit uncomfortable about the changes and turns of the focus of my study. I started having in mind the design & implementation of a blended model to preservice teachers of English in Chile;. then I moved into the use of technology to transform the learning experience

The experience of learning English as a foreign language in the process of becoming teachers of English-the Chilean case


These last weeks I have been reading about research, research methods, foundations of research, epistemology , types of research in the social sciences, etc. I’ve been diving into an ocean of unclear waters for me. These readings have made me wonder about the type of research I

The experience of learning English as a foreign language in the process of becoming teachers of English-the Chilean case


These last weeks I have been reading about research, research methods, foundations of research, epistemology , types of research in the social sciences, etc. I’ve been diving into an ocean of unclear waters for me. These readings have made me wonder about the type of research I

Does blended learning have a transformative potentiality?


Role of digital technologies in EFL teacher education The language proficiency component of the EFL teacher curriculum could be transformed with the use of technology. New technology, as suggested by Downes (2008)might allow new ways of learning. Information communications technologies

Does blended learning have a transformative potentiality?


Role of digital technologies in EFL teacher education The language proficiency component of the EFL teacher curriculum could be transformed with the use of technology. New technology, as suggested by Downes (2008)might allow new ways of learning. Information communications technologies