Decolonising the English Textbook


This qualitative documentary research aims at stating the ontological, epistemological and power criteria, grounded on critical interculturality as a decolonial alternative, which will orient the development of a contextualised English textbook, to resist its uncritical development from the voices of Colombian teachers, authors and experts. Eight English textbooks will be analysed, eight authors and teachers, and three experts will be interviewed. Content analysis as a research method, supported by the socio critical approach will be used to articulate the analysis of the information. Such criteria are expected to overcome the instrumental, homogenised and colonised textbook and to build a desirable one, decolonised and sensitive to universal diversity.


Textbook, Critical Analysis


Pedagogy and Curriculum


Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


  • Prof. Astrid Núñez-Pardo
    • Professor, School of Education, Universidad Externado de Colombia
    • Astrid Núñez-Pardo is a professor for the Master's Programme in Education with Emphasis on English Didactics at Universidad Externado de Colombia. She holds an M.A. in Education, a Specialisation in International Economics, and a B.A. in Hotel and Tourism Business Management from Universidad Externado de Colombia; a graduate Diploma in Linguistic Studies from University of Essex, Colchester, England; and a certificate for the Advanced International Training Programme on Child Rights Classroom and School Management at Lund University–Sweden. She is the leader of the research group English Didactics, acknowledged by COLCIENCIAS, and has extensive work in the field of EFL teaching materials for primary, secondary and university education. She has published in indexed journals like PROFILE and How and has participated as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of How, the Colombian Applied Linguistics and Enletawa Journals. She has been a presenter in various academic events at the national level.