Brian Morgan, Glendon College – Brazil Canada Knowledge Exchange
Over the past ten years that I’ve been employed at York University and Glendon College (since 2008-09) , I’ve gained a lot from the variety of my teaching load, which includes content-based, English for Academic Purposes for undergraduate students, as well as courses in language and social identity and critical theory in the university’s graduate program in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. I’ve also been active in language teacher education, previously serving as the coordinator of York University’s TESOL Certificate Programme, and now as a course instructor in Glendon’s Certificate Programme in the Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language. This professional diversity offers many opportunities to reflect on the possibilities and challenges for theory and practice across different contexts of English Language Teaching. For me, the Brazil-Canada Transnational Literacies Project is a wonderful opportunity to engage further in the challenges of theory and practice—and of their locality and globality—across an expanded range of institutional settings and policies, and in light of teacher and student expectations and needs. I look forward to learning from and collaborating with my Brazilian and Canadian partners in this project.
– Brian Morgan
The 2nd Seminar was held at the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, from September 14-17, 2010 blog do Projeto Nacional de Formação de Professores, Educação Crítica, Novos Letramentos
Wrap up remarks Sep 16
On the issue of theories blocking our capacity to do things.
On the question of critical literacies in Italy
Certificate in the Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language (D-TEIL)
Our project builds on the partnership between the Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies at the University of Manitoba (directed by Diana Brydon) and the National Curriculum Project in English at the University of Sao Paulo (directed by Walkyria Monte Mor and Lynn Mario de Souza). From this core, we are partners with colleagues at the University of Winnipeg, Glendon College, York University, and the University of Waterloo in Canada and the State University of Mato Grosso do Sul, the Federal University of Alagoas, the Federal University of Sergipe, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio, and APLIEMS (Association of English Teachers of Mato Grosso do Sul) in Brazil. Each co-investigator brings distinctive expertise to this project. Our co-creation of knowledge and understanding will synthesize and build on existing work across the disciplines with the aim of mobilizing our findings in accessible ways in classroom and web-based settings, building institutional capacity, and training the next generation of teachers, translators, and researchers in both countries.