The Construction of English Learners’ Identity from a Social Perspective and the Effects on their Language Learning Investment

This case study examined how a group of seventh graders constructed their language learners’ identity in an EFL classroom at a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. Data related to students’ behaviors and identity were collected through field notes. Also, students’ opinions about their own social statu...

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Autores Principales: Collazos Moná, Maritza, Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando
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Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá-Colombia 2019
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spelling ir-11634-260242021-03-18T20:19:48Z The Construction of English Learners’ Identity from a Social Perspective and the Effects on their Language Learning Investment Collazos Moná, Maritza Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando This case study examined how a group of seventh graders constructed their language learners’ identity in an EFL classroom at a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. Data related to students’ behaviors and identity were collected through field notes. Also, students’ opinions about their own social status as language learners were collected through a questionnaire and interviews. Data were analyzed in light of Norton’s theory of identity and investment from a social perspective. Findings indicate that participants were reluctant English learners because of several social factors such as their socioeconomic situation, academic and family demands, and the imposition of power relationships in the classroom. Consequently, participants created strategic, unstable, and contradictory English learners’ identities when facing those social conflicts in the classroom while invested poorly in the learning process. 2019-06-26 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion https://revistas.usantotomas.edu.co/index.php/hallazgos/article/view/4340 spa https://revistas.usantotomas.edu.co/index.php/hallazgos/article/view/4340/4104 Derechos de autor 2018 Hallazgos http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 application/pdf Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá-Colombia Hallazgos; vol. 14, n.º 28 (julio-diciembre 2017) 2422-409X 1794-3841 Hallazgos; Vol. 14, Núm. 28 (july-december 2017)
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description This case study examined how a group of seventh graders constructed their language learners’ identity in an EFL classroom at a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. Data related to students’ behaviors and identity were collected through field notes. Also, students’ opinions about their own social status as language learners were collected through a questionnaire and interviews. Data were analyzed in light of Norton’s theory of identity and investment from a social perspective. Findings indicate that participants were reluctant English learners because of several social factors such as their socioeconomic situation, academic and family demands, and the imposition of power relationships in the classroom. Consequently, participants created strategic, unstable, and contradictory English learners’ identities when facing those social conflicts in the classroom while invested poorly in the learning process.
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author Collazos Moná, Maritza
Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando
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Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando
The Construction of English Learners’ Identity from a Social Perspective and the Effects on their Language Learning Investment
author_facet Collazos Moná, Maritza
Gómez Rodríguez, Luis Fernando
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title The Construction of English Learners’ Identity from a Social Perspective and the Effects on their Language Learning Investment
title_short The Construction of English Learners’ Identity from a Social Perspective and the Effects on their Language Learning Investment
title_full The Construction of English Learners’ Identity from a Social Perspective and the Effects on their Language Learning Investment
title_fullStr The Construction of English Learners’ Identity from a Social Perspective and the Effects on their Language Learning Investment
title_full_unstemmed The Construction of English Learners’ Identity from a Social Perspective and the Effects on their Language Learning Investment
title_sort construction of english learners’ identity from a social perspective and the effects on their language learning investment
publisher Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá-Colombia
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