COD 2023 - S702

"That's not what I meant": developing mediation skills through literature and media

Teachers interested in exploring the concept of linguistic and cultural mediation

1 sesiones, inicia: 16-Feb

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Ciclo: 2023
Nivel: Secundaria
Idioma: Inglés
Estado: Terminado
Lugar: ESSARP - Deheza 3139, CABA
Capacitador/es: Claudia Ferradas PhD
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1 16 Febrero 2023 01:30 pm 03:30 pm


Claudia Ferradas

Dr. Claudia Ferradas is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she got her first degree as a teacher of English at the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”. She holds an MA in Education and Professional Development from the University of East Anglia and a PhD in English Studies from the University of Nottingham, UK. She is an experienced presenter and ELT author who travels the world as a teacher educator. She often works as a consultant for the British Council and Trinity College London. She is also a presenter for Oxford University Press and is an Oxford Teachers’ Academy Trainer.
In Argentina, she has taught language and literature at the Instituto de Enseñanza Superior en Lenguas Vivas “Juan Ramón Fernández”, Buenos Aires, where she was also “Regente del nivel superior”. She teaches on the MA programme in Literatures in English at the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza. She coordinates the literature and cultural programmes at ESSARP.
In the UK, Claudia has been a Visiting Fellow and research supervisor at the School of Languages, Leeds Metropolitan University, and is now a member of the NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education) Advisory Board and the Extensive Reading Foundation committee.
Claudia has co-chaired the Oxford Conference on the Teaching of Literature on five occasions and has also worked as Project Manager for the Penguin Active Readers Teacher Support Programme. She has also taught on the MA programme in TEFL at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
She is a member of the editorial committee of several journals: AJAL (Argentine Journal of Applied Linguistics); Revista Interdisciplinar de Formación Docente Kimün (Instituto de Formación Docente Continua, San Luis, Argentina); Conexión, Revista de Investigaciones y Propuestas Educativas (Instituto de Educación Superior N° 28 “Olga Cossettini”, Rosario, Argentina) and CLELE Journal (Children’s Literature in English Language Education).
Teachers interested in exploring the concept of linguistic and cultural mediation
The development of linguistic and cultural mediation skills, as the new descriptors on the
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages show, is a major focus in
language education, whose central aim is to face the challenge of expressing one world
view through a language normally used to express a different one. The reading
experience, which can involve different media, offers opportunities to come into contact
with diverse contexts and personal circumstances, thus contributing to intercultural
awareness and offering a fertile soil to develop mediation skills. In this session, we will discuss the concept of mediation, explore a selection of texts and propose ways of approaching them to develop opportunities for mediation.
We will
- discuss the concept of mediation and its implications for language teaching
- explore the potential of short narratives, poems and video-poems as spaces to develop linguistic and cultural mediation skills, transcending cultural borders to build empathy.
The facilitator will present the concept of mediation and invite participants to consider its implications for language teaching. The session will then be a workshop to discuss texts and suggest strategies to approach them with linguistic and cultural mediation in mind.
Council of Europe: Language Policy Programme - Education Policy Division - Education Department (2018). Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment Companion Volume with New Descriptors
Ferradas, C.M.. (2016). "Reflexiones sobre el enfoque intercultural en la enseñanza de lenguas: Más allá de la teoría". Revista Lenguas V;vas 12, pp. 15 – 23, Noviembre 2016