Traces of knowledge otherwise... English teachers' experiences of knowledge

In this dissertation, I look into the quest for English teachers’ knowledge. Such inquiry is informed by theoretical tenets of the Epistemologies of the South (Sousa Santos, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2018) and Decolonial Thought (Mignolo, 2013; Mignolo & Walsh, 2018). I focus my attention on practices of knowledge that come into play in the acts of teaching and learning as narrated by participating teachers like tipping moments in their professional lives in their testimonial narratives (Benmayor, 2012). What teachers narrate reveal knowledges that might go unnoticed when teaching and learning. What I mean is, content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, methodological knowledge are not the only arrays of knowledge that teachers develop. It was observed that knowledge is experienced in different ways. Particularly important is the fact that knowledge is not just a cognitive experience, but a bodily and an emotional one. The families epistemologies and the knowledge gotten in previous personal and social struggles also comprise the teachers' knowledge.