ML2 – Second Language Literacies

A blog for the Second Language Literacies course from the MA in Learning and Teaching Processes in Second Languages (ML2) at UPB-Medellín

Two Quotable Quotes (from Two Shaolin Masters)

On Critical Literacy:

“Critical literacy has an explicit aim of the critique and transformation of dominant ideologies, cultures and economies, and institutions and political systems. As a practical approach to curriculum, it melds social, political, and cultural debate and discussion with the analysis of how texts and discourses work, where, with what consequences, and in whose interests.”

From Allan Luke, Critical Literacy: Foundational Notes

(Nominated by ML2 Student Angela Patricia Ocampo)


“Habits of thought, reading, writing, and speaking which go beneath surface meaning, first impressions, dominant myths, official pronouncements, traditional cliches, received wisdom, and mere opinions, to understand the deep meaning, root causes, social context, ideology, and personal consequences of any action, event, object, process, organization, experience, text, subject matter, policy, mass media, or discourse.”

From: Ira Shor, What is Critical Literacy? 

(Nominated by ML2 Student Christian González)



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This entry was posted on September 17, 2013 by in Quotable Quotes.
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