The Impact of an Acting Course on Prospective Teachers' Beliefs About Language Teaching


ÖZMEN K. S.

EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, cilt.11, sa.45, ss.89-106, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 45
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI-EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.89-106

Özet

Problem statement: Incorporation of acting theories into teacher education has always indicated a positive influence on certain critical aspects of teacher competences such as professional identity development, nonverbal communication and immediacy. Although teacher beliefs are considered to be the heart of professional identity, the relevant literature does not present a study in which the impact of an acting course on the beliefs of prospective teachers was investigated. The reason why researchers have not pondered over this issue may be the lack of studies and accordingly a limited body of literature discussing the profession in terms of aesthetic criteria. In this respect, this paper aims at analyzing the development process of pre-service teachers' beliefs on learning and teaching through an acting course that is specifically designed for English teacher education.