Share Paper: Possible Affordances of The Use and Production of Digital Texts to Better Accommodate a Competency-Based Approach in College-level ESL Courses

  1. Nolan Bazinet, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Tuesday, June 28 4:00-4:20 PM Pavilion Ballroom A

Abstract: Almost two decades after an education overhaul in the province of Quebec, Canada, ESL teachers are still reconciling the imposed competency-based approach with the realities their students will encounter post-graduation. Though competency-based ESL teaching has significant advantages, it is not without its critics, many of which echo the challenges of the ever-changing reality of postgraduate life, revolving more and more around digital technology. The aim of this paper is to present results of an in-depth interview with a teacher who has instituted a digital, multiliterate pedagogy, in which he discusses the possible benefits, challenges, and perceived affordances of such a ...