Getting involved matters: Developing critical citizenship in ELT
An IATEFL webinar presented by Eugenia Carrión Cantón
This webinar aims at working and reflecting on the importance of Critical Citizenship development in the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. It will discuss concepts and theoretical frameworks about critical citizenship as well as reasons to make critical citizenship aware in education. Then, it will explore the relationship between critical citizenship and foreign languages and will provide ways to incorporate critical citizenship in English classes through examples of Literature, Mentoring and Community Projects. Finally, This webinar will work on the design of classes and projects incorporating critical citizenship.
This webinar will be divided into three parts:
- To discuss concepts and frames of references regarding critical citizenship.
- To reflect upon the importance of critical citizenship in Education.
- To establish the relationship between Critical citizenship and ELT.
- To share ways of incorporating critical citizenship in the EFL classroom.
- To design EFL lessons and projects incorporating critical citizenship.
Eugenia Carrion Canton is a qualified EFL educator with a Licentiate Diploma in English Literature from Universidad Nacional de Cardoba, a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Management from FLACSO and she is currently attending MA in Education at Universidad Nacional de Quilmes. She has taught extensively in the field of EFL, Cultural Studies, and Critical Citizenship at different levels. She is a lecturer and a researcher at Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego Antartida e Islas del Atlantico Sur. She has also presented locally and internationally and published in international journals. She is a former vice-chancellor at Paulo Freire Teacher Training College and a curriculum developer for primary, secondary and Teacher Education in Tierra Del Fuego AeIAS. Presently, she is in charge of Professional Development at TDFAeIAS Ministry of Education.