Reflecting on TEFL through ICT and other educational matters within the state education system in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hello, MaxI shared your introduction with a woman in Australia, Emily Purser, who is in my other MOOC from Edinburgh, Scotland. (A coursera MOOC.) She is in the field of linguistics. I believe that she's taught in Germany and China. I know that she's involved in research, perhaps her dissertation. Hope that you can make a connection!Laurielsniestrath.wordpress.com
Hi Laurie!Thanks for reading my post and helping me get connected with other learners.This is one of my objectives: to get to know other professionals doing research into the fields of Linguistics and Teacher Cognition.Hope to get news from Emily soon.Keep me posted, pls.
Hi Max - took me a while to get here, I had trouble getting online last week - but anyway, better late than never I always say..So you're in Laurie's other mooc, et, is that right, and not in edc mooc?I had a quick look at etmooc and decided I already have far too much to do and don't have time for it just now - hope you're all enjoying itYour thesis topic sounds interesting. As part of my PhD thesis I'm currently looking at how teachers across various disciplines (university context) interpret certain keywords, as I believe it has a great influence on their pedagogy. A few details of stuff I've done before are here if you're interested (though it's a bit out of date) http://www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/systemic-functional-linguistics/p2_6.shtml happy to discuss this kind of stuff any time - best wishes, - Emily
Hi Emily. Thanks for writing to me. Yes, you’re right. I’m doing #etmooc. I’ve just had a quick look at your profile. It’s AWESOME. All the things you’ve done…Thanks for your interest in my work. Our thesis (my partner and I were allowed to work in pair because we had to triangulate data) is to be submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of “Licenciado en Inglés” (roughly a BA in English language).I don’t know how much Laurie told you about the topic. I’ll tell you about just a few details here. We studied the impact of the teachers’ representations about English language teaching on the curriculum implementation at state secondary schools in Buenos Aires.We compared their on-the-spot decision-making procedures with their verbalisations in order to determine whether there was a mismatch between what they think they do and what they actually do in the classroom.We applied Appraisal Theory (Jim Martin & Peter White) and the Theory of Representations (Serge Moscovici, Ivana Marková & Alejandro Raiter) to analyse the data and now we’re writing the conclusions.Well, this is a very brief summary. I’d like to have a chance to talk over these issues with you whenever you can make.Kind regards :)Mx