Critical Pedagogy in Saudi College EFL Classrooms Under the Neoliberal Economy

  • Osman Z. Barnawi
Part of the International Perspectives on English Language Teaching book series (INPELT)


Chapter  3, by Osman Z. Barnawi, captures and documents how the author’s academic writing students made sense of written texts in a questioning manner through a pedagogical task called “read, reason, and respond” that he implemented during one semester. It also demonstrates how engaging in critical dialogue with students, without self-righteous approaches, helps both teachers and students disrupt dominant affect-positions and challenge their “comfort zones”. The findings of this chapter reveal that such teaching pedagogies have great potential in raising critical consciousness among English as a foreign language learners.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Osman Z. Barnawi
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  1. 1.Royal Commission Colleges and Institutes of YanbuYanbuSaudi Arabia

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