Technologies in Learning and Learning about Technologies: The Role of English in Post-pandemic Times


The digital divide is a reality and it became more apparent during the pandemic times, especially in public education here in Brazil. Understanding this reality connects to larger issues related to neoliberal policies, the aim of this paper is to share the results of a Ph.D. study conducted in a public university in the northeast of Brazil, involving the teaching of English in a technology course. It was a qualitative and interpretive research through which the teaching and learning of English in ubiquitous post-pandemic times were the focus. After much reading, curriculum, and book analysis, I advocate for the importance of the development of critical literacies through the teaching of English as a way for learning through and about technology, as well as for overcoming colonial barriers which are also present when we deal with technology. By doing so, I conclude that crossing the digital divide should become a wider goal.


Laudo Natel Nascimento
Professor, Federal University of Alagoas, Brazil


Presentation Type

Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


2023 Special Focus—Literacies and Educational Changes: Rediscussing Digital Learning, Neoliberalism and Post-Pandemic Policies


Technology, English Language Learning and Teaching, Neoliberalism, Colonialism

Digital Media


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