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NATIONAL CONGRESS SPEAKERS

MEET ASOCOPI'S 52nd CONGRESS NATIONAL PLENARY SPEAKERS 


Jaime Usma

Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia)

Dr. Jaime A. Usma Wilches is a teacher educator and researcher at the School of Languages, and a member of the Evaluation and Action Research Group in Foreign Languages (GIAE) in that institution. He is Assistant Professor at the University of Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. He did his Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, World Language Education area, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His Bachelor was in Foreign Languages at the University of Antioquia. He specialized in the field of Language Education Policy studies. Jaime Usma combines his research, publications, and teaching on foreign language and education policymaking with an active participation in policy and professional development initiatives at the school and university level.

Harold Castañeda Peña

 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas

I am an assistant profesor at the School of Languages at Universidad de Antioquia and currently the head of the academic department at this School. I coordinate the research group on Culture, Identity and Language Education.  I hold a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction  from University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. My teaching and research interests include teacher profesional development and learning, teacher education, social justice education and curriculum in language teaching..