Navigating the internet use as the encounter of the new literacy studies for periphery EFL teachers: A critical self-reflection

Wahyudi, Ribut (2015) Navigating the internet use as the encounter of the new literacy studies for periphery EFL teachers: A critical self-reflection. Journal of Research, Policy & Practice of Teachers & Teacher Education, 5 (2). pp. 33-40. ISSN 2232-0458

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The internet has been an integral part for most EFL teachers nowadays. Those teachers make use of the internet to help them at least search for appropriate materials for their classroom teaching. Some others use the internet to discuss particular courses outside the classroom time. However, the fact that the internet has been of central use, the research on it in relation to literacy (read, write, research and publish) for EFL teacher personal and professional development in developing countries is under explored (Warschauer, Shetzer and Meloni, 2002, cited in Cahyani & Cahyono, 2012). In that regard, this article is to address that critical issue. As an EFL teacher from the developing country myself, my personal and professional experiences and my encounters with colleagues on the internet use inform my subjectivities in writing this article. As the current globalized world requires teachers to have multi-literacy skills, I deliberately frame the internet use within New Literacy Studies (NLS) which sees literacy as social practice (Street 1985 cited in Street, 2003), an event and set of practices, a global and local practice, faith based and critical (Pahl & Rowsell, 2012). The foci of my discussion will be on the use of internet for the sake of teaching resources, research purposes, expansion of social network and professional development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: New literacy studies, Multiple literacies, EFL teachers, Internet use
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Ribut Wahyudi
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 14:54


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