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Profile Issues in Teachers- Professional Development 2011, 13 1

Author: Jenny Alexandra Mendieta Aguilar

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Profile Issues in Teachers Professional Development ISSN: 1657-0790 rprofile_fchbog@unal.edu.co Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia Mendieta Aguilar, Jenny Alexandra Teachers Knowledge of Second Language and Curriculum: A Narrative Experience Profile Issues in Teachers Professional Development, vol.
13, núm.
1, abril, 2011, pp.
89-110 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=169222417006 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Teachers’ Knowledge of Second Language and Curriculum: A Narrative Experience Conocimiento de los profesores acerca de la segunda lengua y el currículo: una experiencia narrativa Jenny Alexandra Mendieta Aguilar* Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia This study was carried out with a group of three teachers who work for the foreign languages department of a private university in Colombia.
It was aimed at unveiling and characterizing the narrative knowledge these teachers hold about language teaching and learning processes as well as the role this knowledge plays in the constant construction and evaluation of curriculum.
Data were collected through concept maps, biodata surveys, narrative interviews, and participant observation within a narrative inquiry approach to research.
Findings show the crucial need to value and explore teachers’ knowledge from a narrative perspective in order to better understand the complexity of the teaching context in which they work. Key words: Narrative inquiry, narratives, second language curriculum, second language teaching and learning, teachers’ beliefs. Este proyecto de investigación se realizó con un grupo de tres profesores que laboran en el Departamento de Lenguas de una universidad p...





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