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ERIC Number: EJ804793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
A Teaching Narrative: My Growth as a Foreign Language Educator through Teaching Diaries
Porto, Melina
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v32 n3 p185-206 Aug 2008
The aim of this paper is to share my perceptions and reflections on the experience of introducing elements of autonomy in a constrained educational setting in Argentina. I recorded these perceptions in teaching diaries written weekly after each class for the academic year 2005 (over 35 weeks). These teaching diaries are part of a larger, long-term, qualitative action-research study aimed at introducing some elements of autonomy in my University-based classroom for the first time, and diary writing as a vehicle for channelling my reactions to the innovation. The teaching diaries portray my feelings, emotions, values, and beliefs and offer testimony of my professional growth as I struggled to modify my classroom practices to make my teaching more responsive to my beliefs about good pedagogy within the constraints at my University. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Argentina