Teachers and Students’ Stereotypes about the Teaching and Learning of English

  • Eliana Edith Roberto Flórez Universidad Santo Tomás
  • Gladis Leonor Arias Rodriguez Universidad Santo Tomás
Keywords: English language, language teachers, teaching and learning process, stereotypes, undergraduate students.

Abstract

This article is the result of a research study that examined teachers and undergraduate students’ stereotypes about English teaching and learning processes at a private university in Tunja, Colombia. The research was carried out with six English teachers and twenty undergraduate students from first and second semesters. The instruments used to collect data were semi-structured interviews and questionnaires from both teachers and students. A grounded theory method was used to analyze the gathered information. Findings demonstrate that language teachers created stereotypes about students’ academic work, behavior, and attitudes due to their experiences with them as their teachers, and particularly according to students’ academic majors. Students also evidence stereotypes about the teaching and learning of English, according to their experiences in English class.

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Author Biographies

Eliana Edith Roberto Flórez, Universidad Santo Tomás
Eliana Edith Roberto Flórez holds an MA in Language Teaching from the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia. She is a full-time teacher and researcher at Universidad Santo Tomás (USTA) in Tunja. Her research interests are in academic writing and literature. She belongs to the “Expedicionarios Humanistas” research group at USTA.
Gladis Leonor Arias Rodriguez, Universidad Santo Tomás

Gladis Leonor Arias Rodríguez holds an MA in Language Teaching from the Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia and an MA in Pedagogy from the Universidad Santo Tomas. She has investigated in English reading, literature and curriculum. She is a full time teacher, researcher and E-magazine editor at USTA Tunja.

Published
2016-12-21
How to Cite
Roberto Flórez, E. E., & Arias Rodriguez, G. L. (2016). Teachers and Students’ Stereotypes about the Teaching and Learning of English. GIST – Education and Learning Research Journal, (13), 75-92. https://doi.org/10.26817/16925777.313
Section
Research Articles
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