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Putting Critical Language Pedagogy into Practice

  • Available for pre-order on June 16, 2023. Item will ship after July 7, 2023
ISBN 9781032506425
July 7, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
168 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Putting Critical Language Pedagogy into Practice explores the practice of language teaching through the lens of critical pedagogy, reflexivity, and the importance of reflexivity for teacher development. It also shows how these reflexive practices can contribute to more inclusivity and decolonization of the curriculum.

A range of experts argue persuasively for epistemological reflexivity in practice and demonstrate how to implement this critical thinking into daily instructional practice. Each chapter is structured around three themes in order to help readers connect challenging theoretical ideas into day to day teaching practice: Reflection – The author’s story and issue of concern Epistemic Reflexivity - personal epistemologies reflecting on the social conditions influencing the theory underpinning that author’s practices Resolved action – how the epistemic reflexivity leads to purposeful decision-making enacted in classroom contexts.

Original, thoughtful and challenging, this text is fascinating and instructional reading for language education advanced students, researchers and practitioners.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Bogusława Dorota Gołębniak                                                                                               


Introduction to the book                                                                                                     

Barbara Muszyńska and Holly Hansen-Thomas


Chapter 1. Moving Beyond Reflection - Towards Epistemic Reflexivity in Language Education                                                                                                        

Barbara Muszyńska


Chapter 2. Enacting Critical Consciousness to Name and Act on My Monolingual Ideologies:

An Example from a Scholar’s Teaching and Research                                                         

Mary Amanda Stewart


Chapter 3. Don’t Just Talk About It, Be About It: Supporting Critical Pedagogy in

Teacher Education                                                                                                                 

Aimée Myers and Gage Jeter


Chapter 4. Addressing Embodied Assumptions through a Self-Coaching Model              

Elise Brittan


Chapter 5. Providing Spaces for Critical Reflections                                                          

Mariannella  Núñez


Chapter 6. Teaching through Conceptual Art: seeking convergence in diversity               

Christine Calfoglou and Spiros Polymeris


Chapter 7. Critical Pedagogy through Artistic Citizenship: Beyond Traditional Means    

Victor Lozada


Chapter 8. Critical Scholarship of Hope: Language Teacher Education and Schools in Poland

Aleksandra Ita Olszewska


Call to Action                                                                                                           

Holly Hansen-Thomas and Barbara Muszyńska



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Barbara Muszynska is an Assistant Professor at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw, Poland. In 2021, she wrote a monograph on linguistically diverse educational contexts, entitled Zróznicowane jezykowo konteksty kulturowe. Studium pedagogiczno-translingwalne, published by the Lower Silesia University Press, which was later published in English as “Linguistically Diverse Educational Contexts. A study of translingual and pedagogical perspectives in Poland” by the Córdoba University Press in 2022 in Spain.

Holly Hansen-Thomas is Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of ESL and Bilingual Education at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX.