Living the Teaching Practicum Within Dichotomies: The Story From Within When Implementing ICTs in the English Language Classroom

Sandra Viviana Pinzón Capador, Carmen Helena Guerrero Nieto


This article reports the results of an introspective research conducted by a student-teacher and her advisor. Both met regularly over a period of one year and a half as part of the student-teacher academic work for the Research I class. As a result of their conversation the student-teacher and her advisor decided to document the former’s experience during her teaching practicum as she was trying to implement an innovation using m-learning in a public school in Bogotá. The analysis of data (narrative introspection, introspective interview, and lesson plans) shows that the student-teacher lived her teaching practicum within dichotomies in three dimensions we named negotiating between epistemologies, making up for logistic/technological flaws, and mending the self: between frustration and achievement.


Innovation; practicum; pre-service teacher; technology

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