Language Teacher Identity and Reflective Practice
Zia Tajeddin [+–]
Allameh Tabataba’i University
Zia Tajeddin is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran. He is Chair of Iranian Interlanguage Pragmatics SIG and Editor of Applied Pragmatics (John Benjamins) and Journal of Second Language Teacher Education. His research interests center on interlanguage pragmatic instruction and assessment, conversation analysis, (im)politeness, teacher/learner cognition and identity, and EIL/ELF. He has presented papers in many (inter)national conferences and published papers in journals such as The Language Learning Journal, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, RELC Journal, Australian Journal of Teacher Education, The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, TESL-EJ, Language and Intercultural Communication, and TESL Canada Journal.
This book aims to explore teacher identity and its different dimensions in connection with teacher reflective practice. Teaching is a very demanding job, requiring the teacher to have agency and be reflective for professional development. Thus, teacher identity is intertwined with teacher reflective practice and agency. It spans a wide range of dimensions, including teacher personal, professional, native/nonnative, private, ideal, public, and imposed identities. Teacher with constraints on their pursuit of ideal identity and a load of imposed identity and identity tensions may lose motivation for effective teaching practice and eventually for professional development. Due to the significance of identity in teacher professional life, this volume aims to explore aspects of teacher identity and identity tensions in connection with teacher reflective practice.
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