Mapping Our Ways to Critical Pedagogies: Stories from Colombia

  • Amparo Clavijo-Olarte
  • Judy Sharkey
Part of the International Perspectives on English Language Teaching book series (INPELT)


Chapter  9, by Amparo Clavijo-Olarte and Judy Sharkey, describes how the authors have revised their teacher education curriculum to take a more developmental approach to critical pedagogies, and they share the experiences, classroom practices, and insights of three Colombian public school teachers who learned how to see and use their urban contexts as resources for an English language learning curriculum. Through community mapping, workshops on curriculum development, and community-based pedagogies, these three teachers learned how to connect la vida cotidiana, everyday life, with their subject areas and national/international standards. The experiences provided the teachers with the tools and inspiration to see their students’ worlds as the starting point for their English language curriculum and worthy subjects of study with global relevance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amparo Clavijo-Olarte
    • 1
  • Judy Sharkey
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad Distrital Francisco José de CaldasBogotáColombia
  2. 2.University of New HampshireDurhamUSA

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