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The study was exploratory-interpretive and took the form of a multi-site, multiple-case design. Four case studies of individual pre-service teachers were conducted in three different state schools. The project involved a multimodal approach to data collection, including, where appropriate, an ecological use of methods which were already adopted as part of the PIBID programme. The primary methods of data collection were autobiographical accounts (using a self-reflection tool), photo-driven interviews (based on pictures of the context taken by the participants), teacher diaries, and retrospective interviews (using lesson plans designed by the student teachers). The findings show that, informed by their personal and prior educational history, the student teachers experienced tensions, confusion, difficulties and insights as they attempted both to make sense of their new pedagogical contexts and of the role of teaching and themselves as language teachers, and to develop pedagogies which were appropriate for such contexts. This provides evidence of the process pre-service teachers undergo during their initial teaching engagement and its impact on their professional identity formation. These results contribute to our theoretical understanding of the complex relationships among experience, cognition, context and practice involved in pre-service teachers' professional development.
|Publication status||Acceptance date - Aug 2016|
|Event||AILA 2017 The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics: Innovation and epistemological challenges in Applied Linguistics - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
Duration: 23 Jul 2017 → 28 Jul 2017
|Conference||AILA 2017 The 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics|
|Abbreviated title||AILA 2017|
|City||Rio de Janeiro|
|Period||23/07/17 → 28/07/17|
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Pre-service language teacher education: Conceptualisations of pedagogical contexts, redefinition of educational beliefs, and development of appropriate pedagogies.
Sanchez, S., de Araújo Donnini Rodrigues, L., de Pietri, É. & Kuchah, H.
1/08/15 → 31/07/17
Accelerating International Research Collaboration Scheme - Teacher cognitive development, teaching and learning in difficulties circumstances
Sanchez, S. & Kuchah, H.
1/07/15 → 31/12/16
Project: Research-related funding