This book seeks to foster the successful incorporation of digital competence in Bologna-adapted language degrees. To this end, it pools the insights of a set of international practitioners and investigators who report on classroom- and research-based experiences which have integrated ICT (information and communication technology) for specific and generic competence development within the Higher Education language context. Their research has evinced that digital competence can act as a catalyst for the development of other linguistic and generic competencies of crucial relevance in Higher Education language degrees, as well as the multiple literacies involved not only in digital and linguistic skills, but also cooperative learning, critical thinking and literary aspects. Thus, the contributions included in this volume seem to make a compelling case for the incorporation of ICT into the new language learning scenario provided by the implementation of the European Credit Transfer System.
Maria Luisa Perez Canado is Associate Professor at the Department of English Philology of the University of Jaen (Spain). Her research interests are in Applied Linguistics, bilingual education, and the intercultural component in language teaching. She has been granted the Ben Massey Award for the quality of her scholarly contributions regarding issues that make a difference in Higher Education. Juan Raez Padilla holds a European PhD in English Studies and is Associate Professor at the Department of English Philology of the University of Jaen. His research interests are in Applied Linguistics, the European Higher Education Area and modern British and Irish literature.
Contents: Daniel Madrid-Fernandez: The New Competency-based Foreign Language Teacher Education in the European Context - Anna Franca Plastina: A European Approach to Language Teaching: Developing Competency in the Usage of Web 2.0 Tools - Anna Brigido-Corachan/Maria Goretti Zaragoza-Ninet: What's HappeNING?: Expanding the ESL Classroom through Educational Social Network Sites - Sergio Maruenda-Bataller/Begona Clavel-Arroitia: The use of ICT for Competence Teaching: A Practical Approach at the University of Valencia - Noa Talavan/Elena Barcena/Alvaro Villaroel: Aprendizaje Colaborativo Asistido por Ordenador para la Transferencia de las Competencias Mediadora y Linguistico-comunicativa en Ingles Especializado - Pilar Rodriguez-Arancon/Maria Jordano-de la Torre: An innovative Approach for Developing Oral Skills in English in a Distance Course - Miriam Borham-Puyal/Susana Olmos-Miguelanez: Enhancing the Competency-based Approach to Learning in Literary Studies: Strategies and Resources - Kent Loefgren: Competency Development and Evaluation: Student-centred Assessment Methodologies Related to the EHEA.