Department   Kyoto University of Foreign Studies  Department of British and American Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies
   Position   Professor
Date 2016/09/11
Presentation Theme The impact of teaching and reflection experiences on pre-service teachers: from the ethnographic study of hour cases
Conference Pacific Second Language Research Forum 2016 (PacSLRF2016)
Promoters 環太平洋第二言語習得フォーラム
Conference Type International
Presentation Type Poster
Contribution Type Individual
Venue 中央大学
Details The present study explores the development patterns of four English student teachers’ conceptions about teaching (such as conceptions of class management, and conceptions of English teaching, and conceptions of their own teaching performance) during their one-year teaching experience in an elementary school as a volunteer. An Ethnographic approach is used to understand the complexities of the process of change, with three methods (semi-structured interview, field notes from observations of English classes they conducted and preparation meetings they attended) used to collect empirical data longitudinally. The four students’ conceptions about the three areas mentioned above show varying degrees of change over the year and differing change patterns.