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The emotional and identity turn in second language teacher education: prospects & possibilities

Waterloo Bridge Wing, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, London

21 Jan Language learning for all

Following the growing interest in language teacher identity (De Costa & Norton, 2017) and sociocultural turn (Zembylas, 2005) in teacher emotion research, Professor Peter De Costa examines developments in these adjacent areas of research.

Both lines of research consider the ecologies in which teachers are embedded. To illustrate the vibrant and burgeoning language teacher emotion and identity research agenda, he elaborates on three recently published studies. He will also explore how the second language teacher education research landscape can be enriched by a systematic investigation of teacher emotion labour with a view to advocate for language teaching professionals.

About the speaker

Professor Peter De Costa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages and the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.

His research areas include emotions, identity, ideology and ethics in educational linguistics. He also studies social (in)justice issues. He is the co-editor of TESOL Quarterly.

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