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GRANADOS BELTRAN, Carlo. A framework for the construction of academic communities. Folios [online]. 2009, n.30, pp. 39-50. ISSN 0123-4870.
This article aims to explain how an academic community can be constructed based on teaching and research. For this purpose, first of all, a definition of academic community is provided; secondly, the way in which the building of this community can be done by fostering cooperative work, reflective teaching and teacher autonomy is described. In addition, the means by which students can take more active participation in this construction by engaging in critical thinking, learner autonomy and the implementation of a curriculum as inquiry are explained. Finally, some tasks for the academic community are specified as well as its impact on the institutions and on the field of language teaching
Keywords : Academic community; reflective teaching; autonomy; inquiry; action research.