SPANISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (E/LE), POÉTIC ACTION AND XENOPHOBIA: A PEDAGOGICAL EXPERIENCE WITH AN OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF CRITICAL LITERACY

ABSTRACT The present study is about the production of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the perspective of Critical Literacy. The overall objective of the study is to investigate to what extent an Open Educational Resource (OER) from the perspective of Critical Literacy can provide (or not) affordances for the production of discursive events sensitive to social problems such as xenophobia. The specific objectives of the research are three, namely: a) Present the developed OER (materials objectives, theoretical and methodological principles that guided its development, materials and tools used during its production, etc.); b) Analyze two samples of the discursive events from this OER, in order to identify indications of Critical Literacy; c) Discuss theoretical and methodological possibilities for the redesign of this material. The study was developed in the course “Textual Production Workshop”, in the online bachelor’s degree in Spanish at the Federal University of Santa Maria, in partnership with the Open University of Brazil (FUSM/OUB). In this sense, it presents characteristics of a qualitative research of a phenomenological nature (BOGDAN and BIKLEN, 1996). The results indicate that OER in the perspective of Critical Literacy can provide affordances for the production of socially sensitive discursive events such as xenophobia, since, despite the small sample analyzed, it was possible to identify traces of Critical Literacy. We hope, in the future, to increase the number of samples, also pointing out cases that had less success, as well as possible motivations for this.

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