Praxis and Ideology: Analyzing Teacher Learning in Translanguaging Professional Development
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Noon–1 p.m. (Central Time)
This qualitative study investigated seven teachers participating in a professional development (PD) series on translanguaging pedagogies. We will present on two analyses of this data. The first was aimed at understanding how teachers adapted translanguaging strategies into their classroom practice, and how they perceived challenges and benefits of these approaches. The second, ongoing analysis investigates the complex, fluid, and often contradictory language ideologies the teachers expressed and embodied while negotiating and disrupting the monolingual bias in their school.
Presenters: Amanda Swearingen is a Ph.D. student in Second Language Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests center around pre-service teacher development and critical intercultural communication.
Samuel David is an Assistant Professor of Second Language Education at the University of Minnesota (UMN). His research interests include literacy development of emergent bilingual students, teacher learning about translanguaging and culturally responsive pedagogy, and educational equity for linguistically & culturally diverse students.
This presentation is cosponsored by the Second Language Education program in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.