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Portraits of Novice Teachers’ Sense of Professional Identity


Ella Ait-Zaouit


Wednesday, 6 December 2017
10:30 am–12:00 pm ET
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​Cost: Free for members; US$​50 for nonmembers
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Who Should Attend?

Novice teachers and educational researchers 

More About This Seminar

In this webinar the presenter discusses the concept of teacher identity in relation to teachers’ pedagogical choices and share her research findings so far using portrait methodology (a fairly new methodology) to explore  novice English teachers’ sense of emerging professional identity. Participants will be given the opportunity to reflect on their teacher identity and/or on conducting research related to it. 

What Will I Learn?

Participants will
  • gain more insight into the concept of teacher identity, its development and its impact on teacher practice
  • gain more insight into portrait methodology and how it can illuminate a concept such as teacher identity 
  • have the opportunity to reflect on their own teacher identity

About the Presenter

In 2004, Ella Ait-Zaouit completed a Bachelor degree in English Education in the Netherlands and did her Master's in English Literature and Linguistics at the University of Granada in Spain. She completely fell in love with the city and decided to stay there for another year to teach ESL to young learners, teenagers and adults at a local language school. Not shortly after that Ella received a phone call from her university teacher in the Netherlands, which resulted hermy current position. For 10  years now she has been working at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands as a lecturer in English and teacher educator. Ella started her Doctoral research on teacher identity and portrait methodology in 2014.