Transforming EFL Classroom Practices and Promoting Students’ Empowerment: Collaborative Learning From a Dialogical Approach

@article{Len2017TransformingEC,
  title={Transforming EFL Classroom Practices and Promoting Students’ Empowerment: Collaborative Learning From a Dialogical Approach},
  author={J. C. Le{\'o}n and Claudia Marcela Chapet{\'o}n Castro},
  journal={Profile Issues in Teachers' Professional Development},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={135-149}
}
This study investigates the impact of implementing collaborative learning from a social and dialogical perspective on seventh graders’ interaction in an English as a foreign language classroom at a public school in Bogota, Colombia. Thirty students participated in this action research where field notes, questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, and artifacts of students’ work were used to collect data during a complete academic year. Results show that taking a critical approach to language… Expand

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