DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10515

Published:

2006-01-01

Issue:

No 8 (2006)

Section:

Pedagogical Innovations

Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes

Authors

  • Claudia Yolanda Becerra Camargo nstitución Educativa Distrital IED Naciones Unidas II, Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá,

Keywords:

currículo orientado a la indagación, el ciclo de autoría, libros gemelos, desarrollo de la lectoescritura, aprendizaje cooperativo, innovación, resolución de conflictos (es).

Keywords:

inquiry-oriented curriculum, the authoring cycle, twin texts, literacy development, cooperative learning, innovation, conflict resolution (en).

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Abstract (en)

This article reports on the experience I lived while implementing the instructional design of my Master thesis. The research proposal I am currently carrying out is primarily concerned about conflict resolution and cooperative learning in the English classroom. The proposal was developed in a public primary school in Ciudad Bolivar, Bogotá, Colombia. Besides, my participants were a group of fourth graders. The methodology used during the implementation had to do with: cooperative learning, in which learning implies co-construction. The authoring cycle that is an option for involving students in inquiry processes, and twin texts, understood as the use of two books (one fictional & one non-fictional) related to the same topic but from different perspectives. The three elements described above were interwoven along the process. To conclude, this experience helped me to recognize certain aspects regarding my professional practices: first, the importance of innovation. Second, the value of other teacher-researchers’ experiences and insights. Third, to recognize our students as owners of their learning process. Fourth, how the authoring cycle promoted cooperative learning and decreased conflicts. Finally and foremost, the value of literature as a powerful language learning resource.

Abstract (es)

Este artículo reporta la experiencia que viví mientras implementaba el diseño instruccional de mi tesis de Maestría. La propuesta de investigación que estoy desarrollando actualmente tiene que ver principalmente con resolución de conflicto y aprendizaje cooperativo en la clase de inglés. La propuesta fue desarrollada en una escuela primaria pública en Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia. Además, mis participantes fueron un grupo de niñ@s de cuarto de primaria. La metodología usada durante la implementación tuvo que ver con aprendizaje cooperativo, en el que aprendizaje implica co-construcción. El ciclo de autoría que es una opción para involucrar a los estudiantes en procesos de investigación, y libros gemelos, entendido como el uso de dos libros (uno de ficción y otro de no- ficción) relacionados con el mismo tema pero desde diferentes perspectivas. Los tres elementos descritos antes estuvieron entretejidos a lo largo del proceso. 

Author Biography

Claudia Yolanda Becerra Camargo, nstitución Educativa Distrital IED Naciones Unidas II, Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá,

Bogotá

References

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How to Cite

APA

Becerra Camargo, C. Y. (2006). Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, (8), 243–253. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10515

ACM

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Becerra Camargo, C.Y. 2006. Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal. 8 (Jan. 2006), 243–253. DOI:https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10515.

ACS

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Becerra Camargo, C. Y. Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes. Colomb. appl. linguist. j 2006, 243-253.

ABNT

BECERRA CAMARGO, C. Y. Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, [S. l.], n. 8, p. 243–253, 2006. DOI: 10.14483/22487085.10515. Disponível em: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/10515. Acesso em: 20 jan. 2022.

Chicago

Becerra Camargo, Claudia Yolanda. 2006. “Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, no. 8 (January):243-53. https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.10515.

Harvard

Becerra Camargo, C. Y. (2006) “Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes”, Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, (8), pp. 243–253. doi: 10.14483/22487085.10515.

IEEE

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C. Y. Becerra Camargo, “Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes”, Colomb. appl. linguist. j, no. 8, pp. 243–253, Jan. 2006.

MLA

Becerra Camargo, C. Y. “Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, no. 8, Jan. 2006, pp. 243-5, doi:10.14483/22487085.10515.

Turabian

Becerra Camargo, Claudia Yolanda. “Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes”. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, no. 8 (January 1, 2006): 243–253. Accessed January 20, 2022. https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/10515.

Vancouver

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Becerra Camargo CY. Twin texts: a possibility to involve children in inquiry-oriented processes. Colomb. appl. linguist. j [Internet]. 2006Jan.1 [cited 2022Jan.20];(8):243-5. Available from: https://revistas.udistrital.edu.co/index.php/calj/article/view/10515

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