Novice Language Teachers - Insights and Perspectives for the First Year - Thomas S.C. Farrell

Novice Language Teachers - Insights and Perspectives for the First Year - Thomas S.C. Farrell

From rats to language learners: The transition from the biochemistry laboratory to the language classroom in the first year of teaching

Novice Language Teachers - Insights and Perspectives for the First Year - Thomas S.C. Farrell

Yen-Ling Teresa Ting [+-]
University of Calabria
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Assistant Professor of English Applied Linguistics
Michael Watts [+-]
Educational Consultant
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My UK-based evaluation/research & development experience includes: (i) access to higher education (including progression to Oxbridge from the state sector, access opportunities for refugees, part-time study, student funding and the pedagogies of higher education); (ii) dis/ability and music education; (iii) global citizenship; and (iv) educational well-being. International experience includes work in and/or with colleagues from Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Malawi and Vietnam. I am educational consultant to the Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace Project. I founded the journal Power and Education. I currently teach on: (i) the University of Liverpool's Doctor of Education (Higher Education) programme; and (ii) Victoria University's MTESOL (Vietnam) programme.

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This chapter relates how two research-based tools enabled the author to become a classroom teacher and to make the transition to a new disciplinary culture.

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Ting, Yen-Ling ; Watts, Michael. From rats to language learners: The transition from the biochemistry laboratory to the language classroom in the first year of teaching. Novice Language Teachers - Insights and Perspectives for the First Year. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 132-149 Jan 2009. ISBN 9781845534035. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28396. Date accessed: 21 Feb 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28396. Jan 2009

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