Aprender a aprender en la era digital provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account that empowers readers to leverage learning technologies to promote second language learner autonomy. Written entirely in Spanish, the book covers a breadth of innovative topics in the teaching of Spanish via and with technology, such as emerging pedagogies, autonomous and participatory learning, learner agency and identity, teacher development, and post-communicative curriculum design.
Written in a clear and accessible manner, Aprender a aprender en la era digital is ideal for instructors of Spanish at all educational levels. The book will also be of great interest to teachers of languages other than Spanish, as well as graduate students pursuing a degree in Spanish, Educational Technology or Language Education.
"Aprender a aprender is a novel, solid, and relevant contribution to the field of learning Spanish as a second language and language learning in general as it could be easily adapted to other languages."
Gabriel Guillén, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA
"This book is a superb contribution to the understanding of what learning involves in the 21st century and the role of educational technology in the learning/teaching process. The book focuses on the learning and teaching of Spanish as L2, but its insights are applicable to teachers of other languages and subjects.
The volume does an excellent job bringing together pedagogy and technology and showing how both are connected. It does so from a critical perspective and provides the foundation for a pedagogically based use of technology.
The volume also incorporates and connects theory and practice. The book offers a thorough review of theory in the first chapters and the final three provide a useful guide with specific suggestions for teachers to implement in their courses. The catalogue of online tools, which includes examples of usage, is also an excellent contribution.
This well-written book will be particularly beneficial for the training and education of new teachers of Spanish, as well as other languages, and an indispensable reading for those already teaching."
Jesús Suárez García, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA
"Aprender a aprender en la era digital is a welcome addition to the nascent field of techno–pedagogy. Adopting a critical perspective that focuses on learner and instructor autonomy, Dr. Román-Mendoza argues for a fresh look at the affordances of technology for teaching and learning languages. In chapters devoted to the three pillars of the learner, the instructor, and the educational context, she starts by reviewing the major technological milestones in Spanish L2 education, from textbooks to drill-oriented computer programs to MOOCs and flipped classrooms. She then provides an array of theoretically sound and highly practical approaches, strategies, and tools, all designed to support her vision for autonomous language teaching; that is, both learning and learning-to-learn. Aprender a aprender is the rare academic book thathas something for everyone: for classroom teachers, graduate students of applied linguistics, and those just wanting to understand at a deeper level the present and future of language teaching and learning in the digital age."
Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro, University of Iowa, USA
"Aprender a aprender en la era digital es una brillante y documentada reflexión sobre el papel y las funciones de las tecnologías del aprendizaje y el conocimiento en el aprendizaje de lenguas. El libro analiza con inusual precisión y desde una perspectiva crítica la contribución de esas tecnologías a la hora de estimular el aprendizaje autónomo, examina rigurosamente los instrumentos digitales emergentes, repasa con minuciosidad sus logros y debilidades, y define con acierto los retos que las nuevas tecnologías suponen tanto para los aprendientes como para los docentes y las instituciones de enseñanza. La autora proporciona, además, una gran variedad de novedosas ideas sobre cómo utilizar las nuevas tecnologías para planificar, llevar a cabo y evaluar los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje de español LE."
Emilio Prieto de los Mozos, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
Introduccion Capítulo 1. Las tecnologías del aprendizaje y el conocimiento Capítulo 2. Aprender a aprender de forma autónoma Capítulo 3. Los aprendientes de L2 ante las TAC Capítulo 4. Desafíos para el profesorado en la era digital Capítulo 5. Autonomía y tecnología: ¿quién toma las decisiones? Capítulo 6. Manos a la obra: qué necesito y de qué dispongo Capítulo 7. Facilitar el aprendizaje con las TAC Capítulo 8. Las TAC y la evaluación del aprendizaje
The Routledge Advances in Spanish Language Teaching series provides a showcase for the latest research on the teaching and learning of Spanish. It publishes high-quality authored books, research monographs and edited volumes on innovative methods and theories.
The series takes a multiple-perspective approach, with titles focusing on core topics in the areas of applied linguistics, Spanish language and grammar, second language skills, sociolinguistic and cultural aspects of language acquisition and Spanish for academic purposes. Through a discussion of problems, issues and possible solutions, books in the series combine theoretical and practical aspects, which readers can apply in the teaching of the language.
Published in English or in Spanish, titles in the series are intended for postgraduate students, teachers and university lecturers. They are also ideal for foreign language professionals returning to academic study and for curriculum developers interested in updating their knowledge and expertise. Proposals for the series will be welcomed by the Series Editor.