On the Vitality of Matter in Second Language Education: A Diffractive Review of Current Research (78251)

Session Information: Culture in Language Education
Session Chair: Gregory Paul Glasgow

Sunday, 26 May 2024 14:50
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 704
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

In recent years, an increasing number of scholars in the field of second language (L2) education have turned to sociomaterial and new materialist perspectives to reimagine and perform various aspects of language learning and teaching and the associated research differently. As such, this presentation aims to explore how researchers in L2 education have experimented with the potential of sociomaterial and new materialist perspectives to produce new lines of thoughts and practices for L2 education and research. More precisely, the research question that guided this diffractive review was: So far, what have sociomaterial and new materialist thoughts co-produced in L2 education research? With this question in mind, we combined elements of qualitative metasynthesis and diffractive literature review to map the concepts, issues, methods and ideas addressed in these writings and illustrate what might be produced when the vitality of matter is taken into account in L2 education. The data will highlight new territories and insights produced by sociomaterial and new materialist perspectives in L2 education as well as challenges, issues, and opportunities for such scholarship in L2 education.

Francis Bangou, University of Ottawa, Canada
Cameron Smith, University of Ottawa, Canada

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Francis Bangou is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at University of Ottawa in Canada

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