Trabajos de titulación


Author: Juan Barra García
Year: 2009
Title: School bullying prevention through portfolios: A pedagogical proposal

Summary: This work offers a very detailed description of the portfolio in terms of the philosophy behind them and the studies that support them. This study on portfolios works as the fundamental for the creation of a writing course assessed through the use of this pedagogical tool. The proposal centres its attention on the process of writing and reflection.

Key words: Portfolio, writing, bullying.
Library barcode: BAR 371.58

Author: Gilda Bastías Villagran 
Year: 2010 
Title: Using corpus analysis to design writing activities for first year students of PhD programmes in Biotechnology 

Summary: The aim of this work is to assist first year students of PhD programmes of Biotechnology in one specific genre they have to face as researchers: the Scientific Research Article (SRA). More specifically, the teaching proposal describes a module of ten lessons to assist them in writing the introduction section of this genre. 

Key words: genre, CARS model, ESP, corpus linguistics, academic, writing. 
Library barcode: BAS 808.06

Author: Karan Hellen Brun Leyton
Year: 2010
Title: The multiple intelligences theories in the Engilsh classroom.

Summary: This work offers a careful exploration of the MI theory and its connection with theories of cognitive development. This study also offers a survey of modern learning theories and teaching methods while focusing on how they lead to MI Theory. Finally, this work proposes a referential lesson plan that includes MI Theory as well as a theory to asses multiple intelligences.

Key words: Cognitive development theories, globalization, human cognitive competence, multiple intelligences theory, types of intelligences.
Library barcode: BRU 370.152

Author: Mibzar Cáceres Antilef, Francisco Macuada Plaza y Paula Oyarzo Dreau
Year: 2008
Title: Levels of English proficiency in job applicants: Toward clear patterns of classification, definition and evaluation.

Summary: This study inquires into how aware of the level of English proficiency companies are when looking for proficiency in their applicants. In order to do this, this research is divided into five sections. The first one deals with some theories about language proficiency. The second section discusses the evaluation of proficiency by standardized tests. The third section talks about the description of proficiency levels on rating scales. Section four explains the best way of creating “adjustable” scales for each job and the final section shows the current methods used by some Chilean enterprises.

Key words: competence, proficiency, communicative competence, standardized tests, companies.
Library barcode: CAC 418.02

Author: Paula Elizabeth Contrardo Douglas 
Year: 2010 
Title: A Genre-based approach to ESP through a WebQuest 

Summary: This descriptive investigation consists of two main parts; the theoretical framework and its instructional application through a pedagogical proposal. The aim of this pedagogical proposal is to improve and develop reading comprehension skills through strategies such as skimming and scanning by making students deal with texts related to the specialized area they will work in. 

Key words: ESP, genre, WebQuest
Library barcode: CON 808.06

Author: Paulina Gloria Cruz Valenzuela 
Year: 2009 
Title: How to teach English for specific purposes Genre-based Approach through WebQuests? 

Summary: This descriptive and explanatory work attempts to prove that it is highly effective to teach students to improve their writing skills through teaching them discipline specific content, features of genres, and the purpose of using collocations on disciplinary texts. This work also proposes webquests as the most adequate mode to motivate students and teachers involved in a ESPG course. 

Key words: Webquests, genre, PMI, ESP, ESPG, technology. 
Library barcode: CRU 428.8

Author: Sofía Elizabeth Falfán González.
Year: 2010 
Title: Positive classroom management strategies for teachers of adolescents in Chilean schools.

Summary: This study has as its main purpose to understand the problematic situations more likely to occur in the classrooms and how to deal with them; consequently, fostering a good classroom environment. The pedagogical proposal developed offers an innovative approach to create a positive learning environment through the use of portfolio.

Key words: classroom management, social transformation, behavior skills, portfolio, teen problems
Library barcode: FAL 371.1024

Author: Claudia Lucia Frick Romero
Year: 2010
Title: How to teach vocabulary to second graders

Summary: This study consists of three parts. In the first part, the work focuses on teaching new vocabulary to second graders. Special attention is paid to the different learning strategies when presenting new vocabulary and to the choice of suitable activities for learners of seven and eight years old. In the second section, the work introduces the use of portfolios as tools to promote reflection while learning. In the last section, the pedagogical proposal offers a practical application of the strategies to present new vocabulary.

Key words: Vocabulary, age factor, learning strategies, portfolio, affective factor, learning styles, total physical response, safari, animals.
Library barcode: FRI 342.44

Author: María José Fuenzalida Palomino 
Year: 2009 
Title: Integration of the four skills in a socio-constructive environment 

Summary: This study discusses Piaget’s and Vigotsky’s main ideas in order to come up with their application to the EFL classroom. The pedagogical proposal is designed for fifth-graders of a subsidized school, but it is open to modification. The main aim of this proposal is to encourage children to enjoy the process of learning English in a more relax and cheerful way always with the teacher’s support. 

Key words: Piaget, Vigotsky, portfolio, social constructivism, ZPD, zone, proximal, development, family, portfolio. 
Library barcode: FUE 428.8

Author: Juan Sebastián García Mansilla
Year: 2009
Title: Digital storytelling: Digital portfolios, an auxiliary and an assessment tool

Summary: This paper is an explanatory study which attempts to examine the potential of portfolios as pedagogical devices; the benefits of using it as an assessment tool, the use in the classroom as an auxiliary tool and the interaction that a digital portfolio provides among the different members of the educational system. Furthermore, as a result of this research a pedagogical proposal that fosters the use of digital portfolios is offered for teachers interested in bringing technology to their teaching practices.

Key words: Portfolio, types of portfolio, digital storytelling, blogs
Library barcode: GAR 371.334

Author: Marcia Gutiérrez Herrera
Year: 2008
Title: The promotion of tolerance in the EFL classroom: An elective course for high school juniors

Summary: This study offers an investigation on developing critical thinking and teaching tolerance in the EFL classroom. Through an integrated approach that mixes a task-based syllabus and a content-based syllabus, the workshop crafted as pedagogical proposal provides a set of activities that aim to develop tolerance among students.

Key words: Integrated approach, tolerance, gender, role models
Library barcode: GUT 371.1024

Author: Ignacio Javier Hernández Campos
Year: 2010
Title: Implementing reading comprehension strategies through Grabe’s and McNamara’s models in intermediate learners of English

Summary: This work describes, studies, and closely explores the way Grabe’s and McNamara’s models could fit in the context of reading comprehension and so define perspective routine to work within a specific classroom. The pedagogical proposal consist of a unit on detective stories, which prompt students to use reading strategies and become strategic readers.

Key words: reading, strategies, causal analysis, sub strategy, knowledge-based perspective, story board, crime.
Library barcode: HER 372.47

Author: Paulina Soledad Jamet Navarro 
Year: 2010 
Title: Writing across the curriculum 

Summary: This work explores the concept of Writing across the Curriculum (WAC) and its implications in teaching. The purpose of the workshop in the pedagogical proposal is to polish undergraduates’ writing skill, so it becomes a sophisticated and effective tool to stimulate the critical thinking. The proposal is designed for a group of 34-35 students, juniors, which can be developed in either a monolingual or bilingual institution by preserving the essence of the approach: using written activities to learn in the discipline. 

Key words: writing, portfolio, vital processes, civilizations, cellular organization, WAC. 
Library barcode: JAM 808.066

Author: Paola Jeria Allende
Year: 2007
Title: A theoretical background to ESP

Summary: This study is a detailed descriptive and explanatory effort to clarify the main differences among concepts such as EAP, EOP, and ESP through the presentation of their history and development. The main approaches and variables are introduced here in an attempt to define their features and the ways in which they are interrelated.

Key words: ESP, needs analysis, business, EGP
Library barcode: JER 425.07

Author: Dafna Elizabeth Jodeck Osses 
Year: 2009 
Title: Teaching English as a second language in preschool 

Summary: This work carefully examines different theories concerning cognitive development, first language acquisition, and early second language acquisition. This work offers an application for these theories in the context of an EFL classroom composed by Chilean children. This study also has as one of its main objectives to construct a process portfolio based on Sandra Murphy’s proposal. 

Key words: cognitive development, learning development, language acquisition, sensitive period, critical period, portfolio, SIOP. 
Library barcode: JOD 428.8

Author: Javiera León Kanamori
Year: 2010
Title: The influence of technology on communication in the ESL classroom

Summary: This study offers an innovative way of using technology in the ESL classroom through the implementation of a workshop explained in the pedagogical proposal. This workshop aims to teach students to recognize some advantages and disadvantages of using technology. In order to achieve this, students are exposed to videos and songs that promote class discussions about the role of technology in today’s world.

Key words: technology, esl classroom, digital etiquettes, communication.
Library barcode: LEO 371.334

Author: María José López Herrera 
Year: 2009 
Title: Reading-writing connection through portfolios 

Summary: This study on the connection between reading and writing is divided into two parts. The first section focuses on exploring the theory that supports the importance of the cooperative connection between reading and writing. This theory is put into practice through a pedagogical proposal that provides language teachers with a non-traditional tool for assessing students’ abilities in a certain period of time. 

Key words: portfolio, communication, reading, writing, assessment.
Library barcode: LOP 428.8

Author: Valeria A. Lovera Cancino
Year: 2008
Title: Taking advantage of technology: An elective course for senior students

Summary: This work explores the relevance of technology in teaching and learning English nowadays. This elective course involves a careful examination of some social networking utilities used for communicating with others. Along with this examination, the students will learn how to take advantage of technology in order to practice their English as a foreign language.

Key words: educational technology, active learnings, task-based syllabus, content-based syllabus, family.
Library barcode: LOV 371.33

Author: Mónica Constanza Méndez Valle 
Year: 2009 
Title: Promoting motivation in the foreign language classroom and the importance of motivational strategies 

Summary: This is a descriptive and explanatory project, and its major purpose is to show how motivational strategies can be applied in a private high school classroom. This research is based on the grounds that motivation facilitates that learning takes place effectively. After describing and explaining the fundamentals of motivation, this work offers a pedagogical proposal which consists of a one month workshop for senior year students of a private high school. This proposal shows a series of interesting activities arranged from lower to higher levels of cognitive demand. 

Key words: motivation, portfolio, autonomy, Sandra Murphy, technology. 
Library barcode: MEN 428.8

Author: Jorge Mendoza Garcia
Year: 2008
Title: Portfolios: A pedagogical tool to assess extensive reading and creative writing

Summary: This work connects reading, writing, and portfolios in a very creative fashion. This work discusses the difference between intensive and extensive reading, the reading and writing connection, and the use of portfolios in the EFL classroom. In the pedagogical proposal, students do extensive reading, respond to them through creative writing, and then the writing produced by the students is included in a portfolio.

Key words: reading, extensive, intensive, writing, portfolios
Library barcode: MEN 419.02

Author: Mariajose Miguel Reyes 
Year: 2009 
Title: Meaningful interactions in EFL through Critical Pedagogy: Theater of the oppressed 

Summary: This Study carefully explains concepts related to Paulo Freire’s understanding of pedagogy and connects them with the Theatre of the Oppressed in order to lay the basis for a pedagogical proposal, which is a very innovative workshop. The main objective of this workshop is to lead students to experience the enrichment of social analysis through acting and to challenge their own conceptions regarding society. These goals will be achieved by using theatre of the oppressed training techniques and writing. 

Key words: theater, oppressor, oppressed, Paulo Freire, portfolio, Critical Pedagogy. 
Library barcode: MIG 792.013

Author: Rafaela Peña Flores
Year: 2010
Title: Learning strategies for improving the academic performance of students with ADHD

Summary: This research is a descriptive and exploratory work and as such deals with different ways to help students with ADHD to succeed and achieve their goals regarding acquiring a second language. The methodological proposal is based on the idea of a multidisciplinary team composed of different professionals will work together, intervening in different environments, such as home, school, youth club, etc. The methodology mentioned above is applied to a pedagogical proposal consisting of a ten-lesson plan that aims to integrate average and ADHD students.

Key words: ADHD, heterogeneous classroom, learning disabilities, multimodal treatment.
Library barcode: PEN 370.1523

Author: Rocio Isabel Rivera Cid 
Year: 2009 
Title: ESPG: Teaching and learning through genres 

Summary: This descriptive and explanatory work seeks to describe what has been studied so far regarding ESPG theory and its possible instruction value: and to propose a possible undergraduate-level application in Technical-Professional schools where students become part of distinctive discourse communities depending on their grade choices in 3rd and 4th grade of Secondary Education. In order to go smoothly from theory to practice, this work is divided into four parts. The first section corresponds to the theoretical framework which supports the instructional option: the second section corresponds to the pedagogical proposal which is developed through two WebQuests; the third section corresponds to the appendices where important information about the project can be found; and the fourth section corresponds to the conclusions drawn from this work. 

Key words: webquests, ESPG, genre, Technical-Professional, ESP. 
Library barcode: RIV 428.8

Author: Claudia G. Rodríguez Rodríguez 
Year: 2009 
Title: How songs and the four skills interact within a portfolio 

Summary: This work has as one of its main objectives to demonstrate the effectiveness of integrating music into the ESL classroom. The pedagogical proposal takes the form of a workshop designed as an auxiliary tool for students to improve their speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills and, at the same time, work with axiological components. The study is aimed at two different levels of school education: 7th graders and 3rd junior year. In the case of 7th graders, they will practice their knowledge of simple present and simple past tense, whereas 3rd graders will reflect about topics of peace and love. 

Key words: portfolio, song, music, language acquisition. 
Library barcode: ROD 428.8

Author: Pedro Saldaña Álvarez
Year: 2009
Title: A study of teacher responses to students’ writing errors

Summary: This work is a research on the current approaches to correcting students’ writing errors. This study offers a survey on the different approaches to errors and their effects on students’ writing quality. Finally, it gives teachers useful advice on when and how to correct errors and how and when give feedback.

Key words: Error correction, mistake, feedback
Library barcode: SAL 371.27

Author: Claudia Vanessa Tapia Castillo
Year: 2010
Title: Developing multiple intelligence in the English classroom

Summary: This study explores Gardner’s multiple intelligence theory and its implication for teaching a second language. This work offers a pedagogical proposal focused on creating awareness about alcohol consumption that includes all the fundamentals of Garner’s theory and aims to integrate the different intelligences in the classroom.

Key words: Multiple intelligences, MI Theory, portfolio, reading, integrating intelligences, alcohol education.
Library barcode: TAP 370.152