INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES EN HUMANIDADES Y CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
EFL Teaching & Learning in the Post Methods Era
MELINA PORTO; MARIO LOPEZ BARRIOS; DARÍO LUIS BANEGAS; MARÍA ALEJANDRA SOTO
Lugar: Santiago del Estero; Año: 2014 p. 170
This book invites the audience to take a fresh look at the notion of Postmethod, which B. Kumaravadivelu contributed to set on the agenda of ELT researchers and practitioners as from the early 1990s. In a much quoted article, this author proposed a new framework to elaborate pedagogic courses of action based on a number of macrostrategies: (a) maximize learning opportunities, (b) facilitate negotiated interaction, (c) minimize perceptual mismatches, (d) activate intuitive heuristics, (e) foster language awareness, (f) contextualize linguistic input, (g) integrate language skills, (h) promote learner autonomy, (i) raise cultural consciousness, and (j) ensure social relevance. (Kumaravadivelu, 1994, p. 32) The contributions included in this selection of papers presented in this year´s FAAPI Conference are all closely related to these macrostrategies, which we, in turn, have related to a number of themes: the context of TEFL in Spanish-Speaking Latin America, particularly in Argentina, Culture in TEFL, Materials development and CALL, Course development and evaluation.