The implementation of the english discoveries software by public school teachers in Boyacá
Acevedo, Saide Paola
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This research project analyzes the different perceptions that public school teachers in Boyaca, Colombia had in the use of the English Discoveries software. The mai focus of this work is the teachers pedagogical proposals, written as a requirement of the pedagogical, technological and methodological training given by The Ministry of Education in the use of this software in their schools. The teachers proposals had the purpose of implementing the English Discoveries software in their schools curricula and adapting it to their English programs. One year after the implementation and adaptation, it was necessary to continue this process and analyze the different implications it had for the teachers proposals, their teaching practices, and to determine how this information can be applied by teachers who have been trained by or have used Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) programs before. The research case study started from the teachers pedagogical proposals and applied different research instruments to gather data. The results from this study are expected to contribute to the area of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), and to raise critical questions about the implementation and adaptation of CALL programs in the curricula, and demonstrate how those programs can be adapted as a tool to facilitate teaching and learning more effectively.