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Aprendizaje de idiomas y liderazgo: empoderamiento de los estudiantes

Silvia M. Peart, René Ibarra, Hilda Yolanda Salazar

Resumen

Este artículo presenta y analiza dos experiencias pedagógicas que incorporan el desarrollo de liderazgo en la clase de lenguas. En un contexto de baja matrícula en las clases de idiomas, y del aumento de los hablantes de herencia de español, una forma en que los educadores de idiomas pueden atraer a los estudiantes es mediante la incorporación de habilidades transferibles al mundo real y al mercado laboral. El liderazgo es una habilidad útil para que todos los estudiantes fomenten la civilidad, la comprensión mutua, la comunicación intercultural y la buena ciudadanía global. En este contexto, el artículo sigue la guía de habilidades del Consejo Americano de Enseñanza de Lenguas Extranjeras (ACTFL siglas en inglés) para la educación en lenguas extranjeras, que nombran como habilidades críticas para el futuro al “liderazgo y la responsabilidad.” Basándose en este documento, este artículo comparte un enfoque interdisciplinario de la enseñanza de las lenguas y las prácticas de liderazgo que ayudarán a los estudiantes de idiomas a mantenerse comprometidos con la comunidad y con sus compañeros mientras aprenden y enseñan español.

Palabras clave

liderazgo; responsabilidad; servicio a la comunidad; educación cívica global

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