A1 Journal article (refereed)
Identity and Agency Development in a CLIL-based Teacher Education Program (2020)

Moate, Josephine; Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria (2020). Identity and Agency Development in a CLIL-based Teacher Education Program. Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning, 2 (2), 92-106. http://www.jpll.org/index.php/journal/article/view/34

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All authors or editors: Moate, Josephine; Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria

Journal or series: Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning

eISSN: 2642-7001

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 2

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 92-106

Publisher: Florida State University

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

Persistent website address: http://www.jpll.org/index.php/journal/article/view/34

Open Access: Publication published in an open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71861


A consensus exists in applied linguistics that agency and identity are key concepts in understanding teacher development. Although a large body of research has focused on studying language teacher and learner identity and agency separately, less attention has been paid to the relationship of these concepts in individual development. In this contribution, we use an ecological perspective to explore and illustrate the interplay between and development of agency and identity. The participants in the study were primary school teacher students specializing in foreign language pedagogy for younger learners and studying in a CLIL-based teacher education program. The qualitative data were collected through reflective essays focusing on the Finnish student teachers’ past, present, and future relationships with the English language during different phases of their bachelor’s studies.

Keywords: content and language integrated learning; teacher training; language teachers; teachers; languages; identity (mental objects); professional identity; human agency

Free keywords: CLIL teacher education; ecological perspective; identity; agency

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