Category Archives: sociocultural theory

From a thesis to a book: The outcome of overcoming a thousand obstacles!

I had started writing this post as a way to promote my upcoming book: English Language Teacher Education in Chile: A cultural historical activity theory perspective. However, I realised that instead of just promoting the book, I could use this

From a thesis to a book: The outcome of overcoming a thousand obstacles!

I had started writing this post as a way to promote my upcoming book: English Language Teacher Education in Chile: A cultural historical activity theory perspective. However, I realised that instead of just promoting the book, I could use this

Doing research that matters?

Originally posted on Una chilena en Australia:
As a PhD student I have been advised so many times that it is necessary and a must to participate in conferences to do networking, get to know what it is out there…

Doing research that matters?

Originally posted on Una chilena en Australia:
As a PhD student I have been advised so many times that it is necessary and a must to participate in conferences to do networking, get to know what it is out there…

Blogs and connected educators

This is a very good post about blogging and its potentiality in education. Blogging can be a fruitful tool which works well in a social pedagogy design. Blogs and Connected Educators.

Blogs and connected educators

This is a very good post about blogging and its potentiality in education. Blogging can be a fruitful tool which works well in a social pedagogy design. Blogs and Connected Educators.

The significance of context in qualitative research

As I have rewritten the contribution of my thesis to knowledge, one thing that came up as significant was the context of the study: Chile. I agree with Kumaravadivelu that “All pedagogy, like all politics, is local. To ignore local exigencies is to ignore

The significance of context in qualitative research

As I have rewritten the contribution of my thesis to knowledge, one thing that came up as significant was the context of the study: Chile. I agree with Kumaravadivelu that “All pedagogy, like all politics, is local. To ignore local exigencies is to ignore

From a topic to a thesis. The return!

It is been more than a month that I wrote my last post about my struggle towards an argument for my thesis. Well, I still haven’t resolved the issue, but I am working on it. This time I am doing

From a topic to a thesis. The return!

It is been more than a month that I wrote my last post about my struggle towards an argument for my thesis. Well, I still haven’t resolved the issue, but I am working on it. This time I am doing

From a topic to a thesis?

It is mid February, time is flying and I am struggling with the argument of my thesis. I procrastinate reading more papers, and writing posts on my blogs. I go back to my data and it seems a never ending

From a topic to a thesis?

It is mid February, time is flying and I am struggling with the argument of my thesis. I procrastinate reading more papers, and writing posts on my blogs. I go back to my data and it seems a never ending

What is the pedagogical Imperative?

Ten days ago I attended two courses as part of the UNSW summer school. The morning course was Classroom-based Research for Language Teachers by David Nunan and the afternoon course  was Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative by James Lantolf. The

What is the pedagogical Imperative?

Ten days ago I attended two courses as part of the UNSW summer school. The morning course was Classroom-based Research for Language Teachers by David Nunan and the afternoon course  was Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative by James Lantolf. The