Transepistemic Language Education: Knowledge Co-Creation in English Language Teaching
4 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2022
Date Written: October 1, 2021
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
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