Course overview and purpose:
The course aims at re-evaluating the role of language education from the perspectives of social justice and critical pedagogy. Language teaching can stretch beyond only developing learners’ linguistic competence and play a key role in challenging social inequalities inside and outside of the classroom. In this course, teachers will:
-Learn about the role of language education and how language education can work as an agent for social justice
-Discuss contextually important social justice topics, potential local constraints to developing social justice teaching and solutions to overcome obstacles
-Examine the status of languages and language education in perpetuating social injustices
-Develop their ability to critically evaluate existing teaching and testing materials in a critical pedagogy perspective
-Discuss migration and gender inequality within language education.
Secondary school language teachers with an interest in incorporating a social justice and critical pedagogy perspective in their teaching practices.
No specific requirements
Sessions will be confirmed only when the minimum number of participants is reached.
In case your school wishes to send more than 6 participants together to the same course, we may evaluate the possibility to offer an extra session only for you (and in this case, we would be pleased to evaluate your proposal for fixed dates).