EducLang : Seminar series

Teacher thinking and affectively-charged events in adult language classrooms
Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Monica Waterhouse,Associate Professor in the Département de Langues, linguistiques et traduction, Université Laval
Location
Room number: 
LMX 477 (Also available online)
Contact information
Contact person: 
Sephanie Arnott
Email: 
sarnott@uottawa.ca
Registration
Registration required: 
No
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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This presentation focuses on the usefulness of materialist theorizing within the context of a study with English and French second language teachers in government-funded programs for adult newcomers to Canada. The study considers the problem of how these teachers pedagogically juggle teaching French or English, fostering their students’ societal integration, and responding to the challenges presented by affectively- charged classroom life.

Bio: Monica Waterhouse is an Associate Professor in the Département de Langues, linguistiques et traduction, Université Laval where she teaches courses in English Second Language pedagogy, culture and language education, and research methodology.She has twenty years of English language teaching experience in diverse second and foreign language contexts. Her research draws on poststructuralism, Multiple Literacies Theory, and Deleuzian concepts to account for the contingency of living pedagogy in adult language learning contexts. Her current project, supported by the Fonds de recherche du Québec, explores the social and curricular stakes of language education in newcomer language programs through the lens of affect theory.