Transepistemic Language Education: Knowledge Co-Creation in English Language Teaching

4 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2022

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Paul J. Meighan

McGill University - Faculty of Education

Date Written: October 1, 2021

Abstract

In this brief article, I propose the potential of transepistemic language education in increasingly globalised contexts to enable more equitable and culturally vitalizing English language teaching (ELT). Tranepistemic language education is a way of learning, teaching, knowing, and being which enables respectful and non-hierarchical knowledge co-creation while we engage with languages, peoples, cultures, and lands. I present transepistemic language education as a means to foster more spaces where we can: (1) (un)learn cognitive and linguistic imperialism in ELT, and (2) envisage languaging that is not only in service of the nation state.

Keywords: English language teaching, TESOL, decolonization, education, multilingualism

JEL Classification: F50, F54

Suggested Citation

Meighan, Paul J., Transepistemic Language Education: Knowledge Co-Creation in English Language Teaching (October 1, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4011394 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4011394

Paul J. Meighan (Contact Author)

McGill University - Faculty of Education ( email )

McTavish Str.
Montreal
Canada

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