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Oct 16, 2020 12:00 Noon - Aug 31, 2021 01:45 PM(Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh)
20201016T1200 20201016T1345 Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh EFL Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions of their Professional Identity Development through Teaching Practicum Experiences

Teacher identity refers to how teachers view themselves as professionals, what experiences they have in the profession, and how they feel about themselves and their professional competences within their classrooms and school environments (Beijaard et al., 2004; Richards, 2010; Pillen et al., 2013). This study explored Vietnamese English as a foreign language (EFL) pre-service teachers' perceptions of their professional identity development after a teaching practicum at high schools in the Mekong Delta. Particularly, the study aimed to find out factors that support and challenge the development of EFL pre-service teachers' professional identity in the aspects of EFL teachers' roles at high schools; professional motivation and confidence; professional competences, and perceived ideal images of EFL teachers. The study employed semi-structured interviews and document analysis to collect data from 10 pre-service teachers who participated in a teaching practicum at high schools. The findings showed that English teaching practicum experiences had positive effects on pre-service teachers' professional identity development. However, these teachers also reported facing challenges from social and contextual factors including teaching pressures, conflicts within the pedagogical community, and difficult conditions related to facilities at high schools. The study contributes to research on Vietnamese pre-service teachers' professional identity and offers recommendations for high school administrators, pre-service teacher's mentors, and university-based teacher educators to collaborate and improve the effectiveness of teaching practicum to better support pre-service teachers' professional development of in Vietnam.

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Teacher identity refers to how teachers view themselves as professionals, what experiences they have in the profession, and how they feel about themselves and their professional competences within their classrooms and school environments (Beijaard et al., 2004; Richards, 2010; Pillen et al., 2013). This study explored Vietnamese English as a foreign language (EFL) pre-service teachers' perceptions of their professional identity development after a teaching practicum at high schools in the Mekong Delta. Particularly, the study aimed to find out factors that support and challenge the development of EFL pre-service teachers' professional identity in the aspects of EFL teachers' roles at high schools; professional motivation and confidence; professional competences, and perceived ideal images of EFL teachers. The study employed semi-structured interviews and document analysis to collect data from 10 pre-service teachers who participated in a teaching practicum at high schools. The findings showed that English teaching practicum experiences had positive effects on pre-service teachers' professional identity development. However, these teachers also reported facing challenges from social and contextual factors including teaching pressures, conflicts within the pedagogical community, and difficult conditions related to facilities at high schools. The study contributes to research on Vietnamese pre-service teachers' professional identity and offers recommendations for high school administrators, pre-service teacher's mentors, and university-based teacher educators to collaborate and improve the effectiveness of teaching practicum to better support pre-service teachers' professional development of in Vietnam.

English Lecturer
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An Giang University, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City
No moderator for this session!
Instructor 1
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Leyte Normal University
Mr. Pot Tev
Academic office
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International School of English Training, Stung Treng, Cambodia
Lecturer
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Saigon University
Ms. Thuy Pham
lecturer
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Nam Cần Thơ university
Dr. Thu Hien Nguyen
Senior Lecturer
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University of Languages and International Studies,Vietnam National University
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