The Use of Pretend Play and Drawings to Explore Children’s Social Representations About Learning and Teaching English

Authors

  • Isabel Cristina Cadavid Múnera Universidad de Antioquia
  • Juan Carlos Vásquez García Universidad de Antioquia
  • Juan David Botero Mejía Universidad de Antioquia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ikala.v19n3a06

Keywords:

children, drawings, elementary school, education, foreign language learning and teaching, pretend play, social representations

Abstract


Research with and for children is a subject that has not been widely explored within the field of foreign language teaching and learning in our context. In this article, we present the reasons, data collection instruments (drawings and pretend play) and the analysis processes involved in our research project called “La mirada de los niños y las niñas sobre la enseñanza y el aprendizaje del ingles” in which we learned about children’s social representations concerning learning and teaching English. We finally concluded that research that considers children as participants, not as objects of a study, implies the design and implementation of data collection instruments that coherently respond to the children’s affective, cognitive and social characteristics. Children’s voices have usually been left out of the decision making processes concerning educational policies, hence more research of this kind is needed in order to include their perspective about the strengths and weaknesses of the educational environment they are immersed in.

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Author Biographies

Isabel Cristina Cadavid Múnera, Universidad de Antioquia

Full-time teacher of the Bachelor of Foreign Languages ​​program at the School of Languages, Universidad de Antioquia. She belongs to the research group Pedagogy and Didactics of Foreign Languages, of the same institution. He is a professional in Languages ​​and a Translation Specialist from the University of Antioquia and a Master in TESOL from West Virginia University. Among his research interests are: the teaching of foreign languages, the teaching and learning processes of foreign languages ​​in childhood and the training of teachers.

 

Juan Carlos Vásquez García, Universidad de Antioquia

Degree in Foreign Languages. Teacher of the Services Section of the Language School. University of Antioquia. She belongs to the Pedagogy and Didactics of Foreign Languages ​​research group.

Juan David Botero Mejía, Universidad de Antioquia

Degree in Foreign Languages. Teacher of the Services Section of the Language School. University of Antioquia. She belongs to the Pedagogy and Didactics of Foreign Languages ​​research group.

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2015-07-10

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Cadavid Múnera, I. C., Vásquez García, J. C., & Botero Mejía, J. D. (2015). The Use of Pretend Play and Drawings to Explore Children’s Social Representations About Learning and Teaching English. Íkala, Revista De Lenguaje Y Cultura, 19(3), 287–304. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.ikala.v19n3a06

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