Book: From Trainee to Teacher
Chapter: 'You Put your Personal Stamp on It': Reflecting on Teaching Style
Chapter 8 explores the novice teachers’ perceptions of their role identities during their first semester and which of these may have been assigned by others and which they have taken on themselves. Reflecting on teacher role identity allows language educators a useful lens into the who of teaching and how teachers construct and reconstruct their views of their roles as language teachers and themselves in relation to their peers and their context. The chapter outlines and discuses 14 main professional role identities emerged from the group discussions and these were further placed into three main clusters.