Exploring the Practices of Second Language Teacher Education
About the Workshop
This workshop will explore a range of innovative teacher education practices designed to foster LA teacher learning and professional development. Through modeling and/or participating in these practices, language teachers and teacher educators will explore the teacher as a learner of teaching, trace the development of teachers' identities, analyze the complexities of teachers' concept development, recognize the complex social, cultural, political, and institutional factors that affect language teaching and students' language learning, and evaluate the role of disciplinary knowledge in the development of teaching expertise. Each practice will be evaluated for its theoretical and pedagogical contributions to L2 teacher professional development.
Instructional component (all credit options):
- Friday-Sunday, June 26-28, 9am - 5pm
Follow-up component (3-credit option only):
- In-class meetings: July 2, 5:30-8:00pm; July 30, 5:30-8:00pm
- Independent work and individual meetings with instructor of record: June 29-July 30