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ID : 327
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Title : Narrative Inquiry into Language Teachers’ Agency in Their ICT Adoption
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

Utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) in learning and teaching has become a prevailing practice in language education. However, the level of ICT adoption is contingent on an array of elements, with the teachers’ willingness to integrate it into their teaching and digital literacy being among the primary concern. Drawing on the construct of agency, this study aims to explore the extent to which language teachers appraise the availability of digital resources and regulate the level of adoption in their teaching. A narrative frame was employed to obtain the perspectives and agentive utilization of ICT of three language teachers (two female and one male) working at three different universities in Ho Chi Minh City. They were invited to reflect on their ICT experiences at three different stages: pre-adoption, actual adoption and future projections. Findings show that all the three participants complimented on the versatility of technology in terms of resources and opportunities for language practice within and beyond the classroom. Major challenges confronting these teachers involve their adaptation to ICT, intensive personal efforts and time constraints. This paper concludes with implications for teachers and education stakeholders in terms of policies and approaches to ICT in language learning and teaching.

Keywords : ICT, teacher agency, narrative frame, teacher digital literacy
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Dr. Cuong Pham
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Affiliation : University of Economics and Law (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
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Biography :

Dr. Cuong Pham is deputy head of the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Economics and Law, Vietnam National University. He obtained his PhD in Applied Linguistics from Massey University, New Zealand. His research interests include language learning motivation and emotion, learner agency, and lifewide adaptive language learning.

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Date added : Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 12:20 AM [JST]
Date modified : Thursday, 2 May 2019, 11:19 PM [JST]
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 311-P
Schedule day : Aug 10th (Sat)
Schedule time : 09: 45 - 10: 10
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : B101
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
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