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Understanding the Image of FL Teachers Through Visual Tales

The Professional Development of Prospective teachers of French as a Foreign Language

Silvia Maria Melo Pfeifer    Universität Hamburg, Deutschland    

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abstract

Teachers’ representations are of paramount importance to understand their situated professional action. Following a discussion of the concept of “representation” and its importance in foreign language education, a revision of the use of visual narratives in this disciplinary field will be presented, focusing on: i) (prospective) foreign language teachers’ representations concerning the target language; ii) their representations regarding teaching and learning methods; iii) teachers’ professional development. Afterwards, an empirical study using visual methods in initial teacher education, before and after a school professional internship, will be presented and discussed, illustrating the professional development of prospective teachers of French.

Published
June 4, 2020
Accepted
Feb. 14, 2020
Submitted
Nov. 25, 2019
Language
FR