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The construction of the theoretical-practical knowledge of the foreign language teacher in a sociocultural perspective

Grant number: 11/07806-5
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): August 17, 2011
Effective date (End): November 16, 2011
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics - Applied Linguistics
Principal researcher:Maria Helena Vieira Abrahão
Grantee:Maria Helena Vieira Abrahão
Host: Karen E. Johnson
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências, Letras e Ciências Exatas (IBILCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São José do Rio Preto. São José do Rio Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: Pennsylvania State University, United States  

Abstract

This investigation, of interpretive nature, aims at studying the theoretical-practical knowledge construction by language teachers under a sociocultural perspective, to understand how the dialogical process of knowledge construction which emerges from situated social, cultural and historical contexts is characterized. It takes place in a continuing education project which is offered to English teachers, involved in a collaborative action research, which aims at the (co)construction of the English teaching in public schools. It is theoretically informed by studies on the reflective approach and the sociocultural theory on teacher education. (AU)

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