Video-Mediated Listening and Multiliteracies

  • Jhon Jairo Losada Rivas Surcolombiana University - MA Graduate Student
  • David Alfonso Suaza Cardozo Surcolombiana University - MA Graduate Student Professor at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia
Keywords: Video-mediated listening, meaning-making process, multiliteracies, EFL learning. (en_US)

Abstract (en_US)

Multiliteracies is an innovative approach that helps understanding learning and teaching processes in current times. Besides, how these processes take place in new societies, regarding multiplicity and diversity in changing contexts, situations, meaning sources and discourses. Based on the need to explore the incidence of multiliteracies in EFL education, this study presents the ways in which video-mediated listening activities contribute to the construction of new meanings in an EFL setting. This qualitative action research was carried out at a private school of Rivera, Huila with 11th grade students. Pedagogical interventions involved all students (16), nonetheless convenience sampling was used to narrow research data to six participants. The goal was to analyze how the construction of meaning was developed through the implementation of video-mediated listening activities under a multiliteracies approach. Data were collected through field notes, pupil diaries, interviews and students’ artifacts obtained from class implementations. The findings show that students established interactions with different sources of information provided by the videos that enabled them to create and disclose new meanings derived from their transformed interpretations. The results also shed light on how video-mediated listening activities foster students’ understandings of their own learning processes.

            Keywords: Video-mediated listening, meaning-making process, multiliteracies, EFL learning. 


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Author Biographies

Jhon Jairo Losada Rivas, Surcolombiana University - MA Graduate Student
Jhon Losada holds a B.A. degree in English Language Teaching from Universidad Surcolombiana (2014) and a M.A. in English Didactics from the same University. He works as the Head of the English department in a private school in Rivera, Huila.
David Alfonso Suaza Cardozo, Surcolombiana University - MA Graduate Student Professor at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia

David Suaza is a B.A. in English Language Teaching from Universidad Surcolombiana (2015) and recently finished a M.A. in English Didactics at the same University. He lives in Baraya where he works at a public school, he also works as a teacher at Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia in Neiva.


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How to Cite
Losada Rivas, J., & Suaza Cardozo, D. (2018). Video-Mediated Listening and Multiliteracies. Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, 20(1), 11-24.
Published: 2018-02-16
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