Language Teacher Development in Digital Contexts

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This volume demonstrates how various methodologies and tools have been used to analyze the multidimensional, dynamic, and complex nature of identities and professional development of language teachers in digital contexts that have not been adequately examined before. It therefore offers new understandings and conceptualizations of language teacher development and learning in varied digital environments. The collection of pieces illustrates a field that is recognizing that digital environments are the contexts of teacher learning, not simply the object of it, and that issues of identity and agency are central to that learning. As an excellent resource on digital technologies, CALL, gaming, or language teacher identity and agency, the book can be used as a textbook in various applied linguistics courses and graduate seminars.

Table of Contents

Contributors | pp. vii–x


Hayriye Kayi-Aydar and Jonathon Reinhardt | pp. 1–8

Chapter 1. Negotiating equitable language teaching practices: Membership and epistemic stance in asynchronous online discussions

Amber Warren and Natalia Ward | pp. 9–28

Chapter 2. “Sitting in the back of the class”: Positional identities in an online MA TESOL program

Angel N. Steadman | pp. 29–48

Chapter 3. Gameful teaching: Exploring language teacher identity and agency through video games

Gergana Vitanova, Emily Johnson, Sandra Sausa, Amy Giroux and Don Merritt | pp. 49–66

Chapter 4. ‘We will have to remember this as teachers’: A micro-analytical approach to student-teacher online interaction and teacher identity

Melinda Dooly | pp. 67–90

Chapter 5. Discursive construction of collective identity in a global online community of practice of English language teachers

Derya Kulavuz-Onal | pp. 91–114

Chapter 6. Sharing stories around the digital campfire: In-service teachers, cognition/emotion dissonance, and the asynchronous online classroom

Curtis Green-Eneix and Peter De Costa | pp. 115–134

Chapter 7. Fostering (Critical) digital teaching competence through virtual exchange

Andreas Müller-Hartmann and Mirjam Hauck | pp. 135–156

Chapter 8. Customizing Web 2.0 tools to writing pedagogy: TPACK-based professional development of L2 writing teachers

Mohammad Nabi Karimi and Fatemeh Asadnia | pp. 157–178

Chapter 9. Developing online language teacher identities: Interdisciplinary insights

Jonathon Reinhardt | pp. 179–192

Index | pp. 193–196