At the nexus of learning and innovation
May
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May 15, 2:00 pm
Where

Tuesday 15 May 2018 from 2.00-3.30pm

in Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

Perezhivanie during the professional experience: the nexus between pre-service teachers’ emotional experience and cognitive development

Where

Tuesday 15 May 2018 from 2.00-3.30pm

in Room 612, Education Building A35, University of Sydney

Traditional rationalism has treated cognition and emotion separately. Teachers’ emotional experiences during teacher preparation programs have not been sufficiently acknowledged or discussed in research, particularly in the Australian context. This study uses Vygotsky’s concept of perezhivanie to analyse the nature and effect of the emotion-cognition nexus of pre-service teachers during the practicum. Perezhivanie refers to a unit of consciousness and “intelligent perception” of the environment. Data were collected from questionnaire surveys and teachers’ narratives. The qualitative and numerical data analysis indicates that the prominent factors impacting on the participants’ emotional patterns are their students and support from supervising teachers. In addition, findings also reveal the dialectical relationship between pre-service teachers’ emotion-cognition, which impact on the development of their professional personality as teachers. During this process, the creation of tools and support from others play key role in the conceptual and emotional development. The findings imply that pre-service teachers’ emotional experience can be used as a resource for their personal growth and professional development.

Picture of Dr YangDr. Hongzhi Yang completed her PhD in TESOL at the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is working in the area of languages teacher education, coordinating and lecturing all the languages teaching curriculum courses in Sydney School of Education and Social Work, the University of Sydney.

Her research areas are language teaching and education, teacher education and professional learning, teacher emotion and cognition, teacher identity and agency, sociocultural theory and activity theory.

  • Room 612, Education Building A35
  • Tuesday 15 May 2018 from 2.00-3.30pm (join us from 1.45 for a coffee)
  • No registration needed, just come on the day
  • This seminar will be recorded

Event contact information

crli.info@sydney.edu.au