Teacher identity construction in a TESOL Graduate Certificate of Education in Western Australia
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
School of Education
Associate Professor Geoffrey Lummis
Dr Yvonne Haig
This research project explored the potential of a second language teacher education course for fostering teacher identity negotiation. It was found that classroom conversations provided a rich space for teacher identity negotiation; however, no substantial changes were observed in most aspects of their identities during the course, except for a growth in a few teachers’ selfconfidence. The implications are that conducting teacher education in an interactive manner is highly beneficial, but deeper engagement with practice of teaching is recommended. These insights should facilitate positive outcomes for teacher education programs.
Abednia, A. (2018). Teacher identity construction in a TESOL Graduate Certificate of Education in Western Australia. https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/2078