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Trautwein, Caroline – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Teaching development programmes in Higher Education aim for a learning-centred teaching culture. In a shift from teaching-centeredness to learning-centeredness the teacher's role changes from a bearer of knowledge to a facilitator of learning. This, in turn, influences the academic's professional identity as teacher. Insights into this process of…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Higher Education, Teacher Role, College Faculty
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Bressler, Christoph; Rotter, Carolin – International Journal of Higher Education, 2017
Immigrant teachers face several specific expectations from policy makers, colleagues, as well as the media. Often new hopes are pinned on them for teaching (ethnically) diverse learners. Their professional identity is inevitably linked to these expectations. In this regard, this paper discusses the findings of a qualitative study exploring the…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Immigrants, Qualitative Research, Teacher Background
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Maeder-Qian, Jingyue – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2018
The goal of this article is to examine intercultural experiences and the cultural identity reconstruction of Chinese international students in Germany by focusing on their cultural learning, and use of multiple languages including English as a lingua franca (ELF), German and Chinese. Three rounds of individual interviews over 1 year were conducted…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Foreign Students, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Greischel, Henriette; Noack, Peter; Neyer, Franz J. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
This study investigated the effects of international mobility on adolescent identity development and explored the mediating role of changes in social relationships. We implemented a prospective comparative study design including 457 sojourners (German high school exchange students) and 284 non-sojourners (German adolescents who remained in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Identification (Psychology), Interpersonal Relationship
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Wulff, Peter; Hazari, Zahra; Petersen, Stefan; Neumann, Knut – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
This study presents findings on the physics identity development of female students in the German Physics Olympiad who participated in an intervention designed to support their engagement in physics. Enrichment programs such as the Physics Olympiad have been found to positively impact students' engagement and intent to pursue a career in science.…
Descriptors: Females, Womens Education, Physics, Intervention
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Chronaki, Anna; Kollosche, David – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2019
Although many scholars in the field of mathematics education are aware that identity discourses are highly political, research in the field usually lacks a framework theoretically and methodologically to address the political dimension of identity research. Based on Laclau and Mouffe's discourse theory and the case of a female secondary school…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Secondary School Students, Self Concept, Females
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Borschel, Elisabeth; Zimmermann, Julia; Crocetti, Elisabetta; Meeus, Wim; Noack, Peter; Neyer, Franz J. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Residential mobility--the change of residence within a country--is a pervasive phenomenon in 21st century societies, with the peak clearly being in young adulthood. Placing the self in geographical space has now become a major challenge for young adults, making region a key identity domain. Little is known, however, about the correlates of…
Descriptors: Mobility, Place of Residence, Self Concept, Longitudinal Studies
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McGregor, Janice; Fernandez, Julieta – Modern Language Journal, 2019
The present study takes a reflexive approach to the analysis of coordinated identity work in qualitative interviews in 2 study abroad (SA) contexts, Argentina and Germany. To do this, the authors bring together 2 autoethnographic projects and take a collaborative approach (Chang, Ngunjiri, & Hernandez, 2013; Lapadat, 2017) to the analysis of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Qualitative Research, Self Concept, Cross Cultural Studies
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Seiffge-Krenke, Inge; Haid, Marja-Lena – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2012
In this chapter, we review identity development in German youth as well as the impact of German cultural history on difficulties in developing a sense of national identity. Current socioeconomic and political contexts, such as instability of labor markets and prolonged transitions to work and partnership, are likely to affect identity development.…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Cultural Influences, Young Adults, Social Networks
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Pohling, Rico; Diessner, Rhett; Strobel, Anja – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2018
Experiencing the moral emotions of gratitude and moral elevation are responses to witnessing virtuous deeds of others. Both emotions have been found to share similar features and behavioral consequences, including the stimulation of personal development. The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions indicates that gratitude and elevation…
Descriptors: Role, Moral Values, Self Concept, Individual Development
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Gayton, Angela Mary – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2016
Using a novel theoretical framework that incorporates teacher identity, a school as community of practice, and English as a global language from a linguistic-imperialism perspective, this qualitative interview study with foreign-language teachers in Scotland, France, and Germany (N = 13) explores connections between foreign-language-learning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Professional Identity, Qualitative Research
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Baudson, Tanja Gabriele; Ziemes, Johanna Fee – Gifted and Talented International, 2016
Identity formation is particularly challenging for stigmatized minorities. The minority stress model (MSM) posits that both negative stereotypes and their internalization represent stressors. There is evidence that this applies to the gifted, too. However, their status is ambiguous, given that both negative and positive stereotypes exist.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Self Concept, Regression (Statistics), Minority Groups
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Healy, Mary; Richardson, Mary – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
The European Framework for Key Competences (2006) promotes a shared European identity as a priority for assuring a cohesive future for the European Union (EU), yet the development of a discrete European identity remains acutely contentious, with critics claiming it is too shallow to support the bonds of solidarity needed to engender and support a…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Self Concept, Citizenship Education, Curriculum Development
Pinquart, Martin; Pfeiffer, Jens P. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2013
Introduction: The study reported here assessed the exploration of identity and commitment to an identity in German adolescents with and without visual impairments. Methods: In total, 178 adolescents with visual impairments (blindness or low vision) and 526 sighted adolescents completed the Ego Identity Process Questionnaire. Results: The levels of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Identification (Psychology), Visual Impairments, Comparative Analysis
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Walker, Ute – Distance Education, 2017
This article examines the discursive construction of social presence and identity in a bilingual collaboration between tertiary distance learners of German in New Zealand and Academic English students in Germany. Drawing on positioning theory, this small-scale study investigated the collaborative practices of a group of students, whose synchronous…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Computer Mediated Communication, Cooperative Learning
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