Reconstructing a Personal Story about Being a Teacher Educator and a Researcher

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Jairo Enrique Castañeda-Trujillo


This article presents an autoethnographic exercise focused on exploring my history as a teacher educator and researcher in ELT. With this article, I try to show, starting from my life experiences as a teacher and the different concerns that arose during them, my transformation as a researcher. Likewise, I analyze how these transformations are also derived from working with the pre-service English language teachers belonging to a research seedbed focused on doing autoethnographic research. Similarly, I show how my research work has helped others to establish a context for their research. Finally, the reflections derived from my experiences and what I learned while co-investigating in the research seedbed led me to see that continuing to work on the transformation of ELT education in Colombia is necessary.

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Castañeda-Trujillo, J. E. (2021). Reconstructing a Personal Story about Being a Teacher Educator and a Researcher. HOW Journal, 28(3), 173-185.
Reflections and Revision of Themes
Author Biography

Jairo Enrique Castañeda-Trujillo, Universidad Surcolombiana

He is an assistant professor and researcher at the Universidad Surcolombiana. Currently, he is finishing his doctoral studies in Education - ELT emphasis - at the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. He is the current president of ASOCOPI (Colombian Association of English Teachers).


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