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Saavedra Jeldres, Pamela Andrea; Campos Espinoza, Mónica – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Although keeping writing portfolios has proved to be a successful strategy in developing writing skills in English as a foreign language, few studies have focused on pre-service teachers at the pre-intermediate level. This study aims to describe pre-service teachers' perceptions towards portfolio keeping. The sample consisted of 51 first-year…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Portfolios (Background Materials), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Farías, Miguel; Véliz, Leonardo – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2019
Drawing on 10 pedagogical standards issued by the Chilean Ministry of Education, three dealing with multimodality, we, in this research, examined English language pre-service teachers' and educators' approaches to the use of multimodal texts. Data were gathered through two online surveys that explored the use of multimodal texts by teacher…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Burns, Anne; Westmacott, Anne – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
One of the current challenges facing many universities is how to support teachers in becoming researchers. This article discusses the experiences at a small private Chilean university of a new action research programme that was developed as a vehicle for helping teachers to become involved in research and write a research publication for…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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De la Barra, Erika; Veloso, Sylvia; Maluenda, Lorena – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article examines the intervention, through the design and pedagogical implementation of two rubrics based on theory from the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach, to assess the oral competences in English of a group of sophomores in a content subject. The data collection and subsequent analysis included both quantitative…
Descriptors: Intervention, Oral Language, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Arévalo Balboa, Fabiola; Briesmaster, Mark – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2018
This article reports on the results of an action research study that aimed to determine the effect of a thinking routine in the development of coherence in speaking interactions. The study was carried out with two groups of second year business students in an English as a foreign language program at a university in southern Chile. A mixed methods…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Muñoz Campos, Diego – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
The Chilean education system requires English language teachers to be equipped with non-conventional teaching strategies that can foster meaningful learning and assure successful learners' performances in diverse and complex settings. This exploratory, descriptive, research study aimed at discovering the perceptions of 54 pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Diaz Larenas, Claudio; Ramos Leiva, Lucía; Ortiz Navarrete, Mabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2017
This paper reports on a study about the rhetoric, metacognitive, and cognitive strategies pre-service teachers use before and after a process-based writing intervention when completing an argumentative essay. The data were collected through two think-aloud protocols while 21 Chilean English as a foreign language pre-service teachers completed an…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Invention, Metacognition, Cognitive Processes, Essays
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Arancibia Aguilera, María Cristina – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2014
A rubric was developed to evaluate laboratory reports written by undergraduate students of astronomy and astrophysics from Universidad Católica de Chile. The process of elaboration, peer validation, and application of the rubric to the evaluation of written tasks extended from August 2011 to August 2012. The instrument proved to be effective as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scoring Rubrics, Astronomy, Research Reports
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Díaz Larenas, Claudio; Alarcón Hernández, Paola; Vásquez Neira, Andrea; Pradel Suárez, Boris; Ortiz Navarrete, Mabel – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2013
Beliefs continue to be an important source to get to know teachers' thinking processes and pedagogical decisions. Research in teachers' beliefs has traditionally come from English-speaking contexts; however, a great deal of scientific work has been written lately in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina. This study elicits 30 Chilean university…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Educational Research, Beliefs, Foreign Countries