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Title: A narrative inquiry of English language teachers' self-study through a structured reflective approach
Author: Mooney, Soonduk
ISNI:       0000 0004 6060 0737
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2017
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This thesis presents narratives that draw upon English language teachers* 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through a structured reflective approach, investigating how their personal development has affected on their professional development. This thesis contains highly personal and contextualized stories of self-work, which are from five English language teachers and two English language lecturers who also work as NLP master trainers with descriptions of their experiences from three different groups, inquiring into their personal and professional journeys. This thesis examines the following questions: 1) Does the structured reflective CPD training approach have an effect on participant English language teachers’ personal perceptions?; 2) If so, how and what are the specific impacts?; 3) Have the participant English teachers been enhanced professionally as a result of the CPD training?; 4) If so, how and what professional aspects of the teachers have been affected?; 5) if not so, why not? These thesis questions were answered through the data which were based on the self-reflective reports from the participants on their experiences in the context of CPD training. One of these reports is presented as an exemplar in the main body of the thesis and the rest are shown as an appendix. The major finding for this thesis is, while the training for this thesis was not particularly to focus on improving the participants’ professional development and the participants focused on their personal growth, that the enhancement of pedagogical content knowledge was considered as a corollary.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Ed.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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