Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice in a B.A. Program in EFL

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Julia Zoraida Posada Ortiz
Eliana Garzón Duarte

Abstract

This article describes the theoretical principles underlying the research component of the Bachelor’s program of Basic Education with an Emphasis in English at a public university in Bogotá (Colombia), and an exercise of syllabus revision that served to link theory and practice through the research component of the program. The aim of the exercise was to reflect upon the syllabus and discuss how, from the different components of the program, student-teachers can understand research as the bridge to link what they learn in class and their practice in school contexts. A group of teachers revised the theoretical foundations as well as their practice in each cycle of the program, using the main tenets of critical pedagogy, teacher research, reflective teaching, and case study.

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Posada Ortiz, J. Z., & Garzón Duarte, E. (2014). Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice in a B.A. Program in EFL. HOW Journal, 21(1), 122-137. https://doi.org/10.19183/how.21.1.19
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Reflections and Revision of Themes
Author Biographies

Julia Zoraida Posada Ortiz, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá

Julia Zoraida Posada Ortiz is a full time teacher and researcher at Universidad Distrital “Francisco José de Caldas” (Colombia). She holds a B.A. in English and Spanish teaching, a Postgraduate Diploma in Literature Teaching, and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics to TEFL. She is also an ESOL examiner for Cambridge.

Eliana Garzón Duarte, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá

Eliana Garzón Duarte holds a B.A. and an M.A. in language teaching. She currently works as a full-time teacher of the Bachelor’s program of Basic Education with an Emphasis in English at Universidad Distrital “Francisco José de Caldas” (Colombia). She is also the director of the research group DIT at the same university.

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