Oscar Fernando Abella Peña

Énfasis: ELT Education
Grupos de Investigación: Aprendizaje y Sociedad de la Información
Dirección: Pilar Méndez Rivera

Critical reflections to understand EFL teachers perceptions and particularities that affect co-working

For 10 years, I have taught English with communicative purposes, and trying to favor students’ critical thinking development. I want to make of my classes a meaningful experience, so I consider learners’ backgrounds, individual characteristics, likes, dislikes, emotions, contexts, and needs. For doing so, I design authentic material for my lessons, based on students’ needs and characteristics, and share it with my colleagues with the intention of building a school’s contextualized material bank. I also try to lead activities that involve the whole community, particularly to my colleagues, because teachers’ teamwork can offer opportunities to build knowledge and improve teaching practices, allowing us to be better professionals working as a group (Richards & Farrell, 2005)....