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https://doi.org/10.14483/22487085.20616

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2024-01-12

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Vol. 25 No. 2 (2023): July-December

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Research Articles

Critical Intercultural Pedagogical Experiences: The case of two public schools

Experiencias Pedagógicas en Interculturalidad Crítica: El caso de dos colegios públicos

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colegios públicos, decolonialidad, experiencias pedagógicas, interculturalidad crítica, prácticas pedagógicas (es).

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critical interculturality, decoloniality, pedagogical experiences, pedagogical practices, public schools (en).

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This article is the result of our research interest in the concept of Critical Interculturality (CI) along with our professional pedagogical experiences at the public-school level. The experiences took place in two different regions in Colombia, Medellín, Antioquia, and Florencia, Caquetá. These experiences were initially systematized in a PhD seminar concerning Critical Intercultural theories. First of all, we conceptualise CI from a Latin-American perspective associated with patterns of power and hierarchical structures, while bringing to light other ways of being, living, and knowing. Then, we look at the current stage of English Language Teaching (ELT) Colombian scholarship on CI, which is increasingly being studied from the standpoint of theory rather than practice. Finally, we describe two experiences that highlight public school teachers’ practices from a critical intercultural view going beyond CI theory by categorising and proving that it is possible to undertake authentic critical intercultural pedagogical experiences in the EFL/ELT field.

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Este artículo es el resultado de nuestro interés investigativo en el concepto de Interculturalidad Crítica (IC) junto con nuestras experiencias pedagógicas profesionales de las escuelas del sector público. Las experiencias se desarrollaron en dos regiones diferentes de Colombia, Medellín, Antioquia y Florencia, Caquetá. Estas experiencias fueron inicialmente sistematizadas en un seminario doctoral sobre Interculturalidad Crítica. En primer lugar, conceptualizamos la IC desde una perspectiva latinoamericana asociada a patrones de poder y estructuras jerárquicas, así como otras formas de ser, vivir y saber. Luego, observamos el estado actual de la investigación colombiana sobre la enseñanza del inglés en relación con IC, la cual se estudia más alrededor de discursos teóricos que prácticos. Finalmente, describimos dos experiencias que destacan las prácticas de los docentes de colegios públicos desde una mirada crítica intercultural que va más allá de la teoría sobre IC. Se prueba que es posible emprender experiencias pedagógicas auténticas con un enfoque en IC en el campo de la enseñanza del inglés o idiomas extranjeros.

Author Biographies

Hans Oviedo-Gómez, Secretaria de Educación Municipal, Florencia. Universidad del Valle, Colombia

Hans Oviedo-Gómez, a state school teacher in Florencia, Caquetá, is pursuing his PhD in Education with emphasis in ELT at Universidad del Valle. He holds an MA in ELT from Universidad Surcolombiana and also a BA in ELT from Universidad de la Amazonia. He is also an Administrador de Empresas and specialist in Gerencia Estratégica de Mercadeo. He attended a teachers’ course in Broadstairs (UK), and was also part of a scholarship for a TPD programme in Hyderabad, India. His research interests are: critical interculturality, decoloniality, interculturality, textbooks/materials analysis and evaluation.

Catalina Jaramillo-Cárdenas, Secretaria de Educación Municipal

Catalina Jaramillo has been an EFL teacher in public school for over 15 years. She holds a master's in Second Language Learning Teaching Processes and is a third-year student in the interinstitutional doctoral program at Universidad del Valle. Her research interests are multilingualism, intercultural studies, and school teachers’ practices.

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