Pre-Service ELT Teachers’ Emotional Experiences During Teaching Practicum: A Study on Causes and Consequences


Kesen Mutlu A.

3rd International ILTERG Conference, Nevşehir, Turkey, 2 - 03 June 2023, pp.87

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Nevşehir
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.87
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The field of teacher emotion has become a focus of research in teacher education, and language teacher research is no exception to this growing trend. Language teachers, as in other fields of teaching, experience a variety of emotions that may affect their professional beliefs, motivation, or well-being. In the same way, teachers’ emotions have an influence on students’ academic performance and the learning process. Pre-service language teachers are likely to experience a wide variety of emotions as they go through a dynamic process in which they are expected to carry out teaching practices in a real classroom setting and are assessed by theirsupervisors. Numerous studies have explored teachers’ emotions in different research contexts; however, the number of studies on pre-service language teachers’ emotionality needs to be increased. For this very specific reason, this study attempted to scrutinize pre-service English language teachers’ emotions before, during, and after the teaching practicum. The study also dwelled on the causes and consequences of the emotions experienced by pre-service language teachers. The study was conducted with 70 Turkish preservice English language teachers. Data collected via reflection journals and semi-structured interviews were analyzed using content analysis. The findings of the study had some implications for pre-service teachers and teacher trainers. Keywords: Teacher emotions, Pre-service language teachers, Teaching practicum.