Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2020/05
Type Academic Paper
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Some changes of Prospective Teachers' Identities Caused by Teaching Experience
Contribution Type Multiple author(s)
Journal JALT Journal
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher Japan Association for Language Teaching
Volume, Issue, Page 42(1),pp.29-50
Author and coauthor Mami YOSHIDA・Masao Aikawa
Details This study attempts to examine how teaching experiences as an extracurricular program help students in a TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) program to learn to teach English and how this learning-in-practice experience forms and shapes their multiple identities through a longitudinal case study. Focusing on three Japanese university students in the TEFL program who volunteered to participate in an extracurricular teaching project, the analysis was carried out to examine their developing patterns not only as a TEFL student, but also as an instructor for young learners, and as a community member, during two year teaching experience.