The teacher identity construction of pre-service teachers in the teaching practicum

Sabah BARKAT

Research output: Other contributionHonours Project

Abstract

Teacher identity is shaped by teachers’ experiences throughout their professional development. It is an ongoing process that is affected by distinct factors. A lot of investigation has been done on teacher identity construction (TIC) and their teaching experience, but how a teacher embraces teacher identity during the teaching practicum (TP) and how teacher identity gets affected due to a particular TP have been underexplored. Considering the TP that the pre-service teachers experienced, the purpose of this research was to investigate the ways teacher identity was constructed during TP. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and pre-service teachers’ reflective journal were collected in order to explore the common themes. The findings display teachers’ self-perceived identity, their TP experience and others’ perception of them as examples of factors constructing their teacher identity during their teaching practicum.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • Teacher identity construction
  • Pre-service teachers
  • Teaching practicum
  • Honours Project (HP)
  • Bachelor of Education (Honours) (English Language) (Five-year Full-time)
  • Programme code: A5B059
  • Course code: ENG4903