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MAY/ 2022 

ASOCOPI  Children´s Language Learning SIG

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Welcome to one more installment of Discussing Concepts. This time, we will start with a presentation of the principles of multimodal pedagogies. We have already discussed central concepts to this perspective (e.g. modes, design) and, in the following issues, we will go over the principles of multimodal pedagogies. If you want to a short summary of the principles I introduce them in our Newsletter 5 where I first discuss multimodal pedagogies. I will mainly draw on a chapter (Practical and theoretical articulations between multimodal pedagogy and an intercultural orientation to second/foreign language education) published last year, where I present and discuss these principles. I refer to the first principle as: A shift from language to communication and meaning making as pivotal elements in language teaching. 



FEB/ 2022

ASOCOPI CALL,CMC & MULTIMODAL PEDAGOGIES SIG NEWSLETTER 

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Materials Development and Didactics as a Special Interest Group continues encouraging teachers to walk through the path as material developers that go beyond the EFL class settings to embrace profound and not always visible sociocultural dynamics. Throughout my experience as a language learner, materials developer, teacher educator and researcher, my perspective of teaching the English language and culture has change. This implies, moving away from teaching English using meaningless global EFL textbooks underpinned by top-down teaching methods and approaches, which overlook students’ complex experiential culture, endorsing a reductionist view of culture as a static, monolithic, and immutable phenomenon. Moreover, textbook content neither regards our students’ genuine realities and concerns nor contemplate high order thinking- oriented learning activities and strategies. 



MARCH/ 2022

ASOCOPI  Materials Development and Didactics SIG NEWSLETTER 

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For a long time, preschool students have been perceived as passive agents and simple recipients of what the curriculum and the teacher propose as learning elements. Based on the national perception children are “unique, singular human beings, able to explore, feel, have an opinion, disagree, pose a problem and find a solution” (MEN, 1998). Preschool teachers need to analyze and refine the  conception of who the child is in the classroom, so that, more opportunities can be provided for students, and their potential can be exploded in a very  enriching way. At preschool, children are thinkers, doers, adventurous, curious and aware agents. It is  important to remember that teachers are the  guides who create meaningful rituals and patterns along the process, who  construct by their side through social interaction and emotional connection.  Within this path, teachers must reflect on their daily praxis, their beliefs,  and the actions they do every day in order to re-signify their conception about  who the child is. 

MAY/ 2022

ASOCOPI  Children´s Language Learning SIG

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NEWLETTERS 2021


Welcome to one more installment of Discussing Concepts. This time, we will start with a presentation of the principles of multimodal pedagogies. We have already discussed central concepts to this perspective (e.g. modes, design) and, in the following issues, we will go over the principles of multimodal pedagogies. If you want to a short summary of the principles I introduce them in our Newsletter 5 where I first discuss multimodal pedagogies. I will mainly draw on a chapter (Practical and theoretical articulations between multimodal pedagogy and an intercultural orientation to second/foreign language education) published last year, where I present and discuss these principles. I refer to the first principle as: A shift from language to communication and meaning making as pivotal elements in language teaching. 


FEB/ 2022

ASOCOPI CALL,CMC & MULTIMODAL PEDAGOGIES SIG NEWSLETTER 

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In this issue, we would like to share with you, two of the most powerful lessons we have gotten   while working with teachers around the country and their diverse scenarios. As a group, we are  convinced that creating a community of practice is essential to teach our kids English and  fundamentals for a better society.  





MAY/ 2021

ASOCOPI CHLIDREN´S LANGUAGE LEARNING SIG NEWSLETTER 

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Materials Development and Didactics as a Special Interest  Group opens a line of research that challenge cultural,  political, and knowledge hegemony in EFL Education. It  questions the uncritical use of generic, commercial, and   colonised EFL textbooks produced by foreign publishing   houses or their localised branches. As a result, it contests   their cultural and knowledge decontextualization by  endorsing other contextualised and decolonised ELT   materials produced by teachers and students. 


APRIL/ 2021 

ASOCOPI MATERIALS DEELOPMENT AND DIDACTICS SIG 

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The Literacies in ELT (#LitsELT) SIG was chartered in 2017 to support the growth of the field of   Literacies in Second Languages and its intersections with ELT in Colombia.   #LitsELT is interested in supporting our local teachers’ efforts to reinvent literacies theory (critical   literacy, mulitiliteracies, New Literacy Studies, digital literacy, multimodality, etc.) across the P-20 ELT   spectrum and propose new ways to transform our language classrooms to fit the realities of our times,   keeping in mind the technological and sociopolitical realities of today’s world.  

  

JUNE/ 2021 

The Literacies in ELT  SIG  

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This SIG aims to build a community interested inexploring the different intersections there might bebetween Interculturality, Social Justice and ELT. Topicsand domains of inquiry range from different views oninterculturality, decolonial and postcolonial theory,diversities as well as issues of popular culture and medialiteracy, cultural representations in teaching materials,human rights and citizenship. Another line ofexploration includes research methodologies used forthe field of cultural studies and their possibleapplications to the field of ELT.


SEPT/ 2021

 SIG INTERCULTURALITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE AND ELT SIG  

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