9:30 am - 10:30 amThe world of education is increasingly concerned with issues surrounding the emotional wellbeing of students and teachers (Holmes, 2019; Mann, 2018). However, there is still much that we do not know about how the specific challenges faced by language teachers affect their wellbeing and how teachers can be supported in practice. This talk will provide an understanding of teacher wellbeing and reflect on how teacher education could best address the topic of wellbeing for both pre-service and in-service teachers. Raising awareness of wellbeing does not only help to prevent stress among teachers, but also enables teachers of diverse backgrounds and levels of experience to help other members of the school community to flourish and thrive too.
Christina Gkonou . University of Essex, UKDr Christina Gkonou is Associate Professor of TESOL and MA TESOL Programme Leader in the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex, UK. She is also Deputy Director of Education in the same Department. She convenes postgraduate modules on teacher education and development, and on psychological aspects surrounding the foreign language learning and teaching experience. She is co-editor of New Directions in Language Learning Psychology (with Sarah Mercer and Dietmar Tatzl), New Insights into Language Anxiety: Theory, Research and Educational Implications (with Jean-Marc Dewaele and Mark Daubney), and The Emotional Rollercoaster of Language Teaching (with Jean-Marc Dewaele and Jim King). She is also co-author of MYE: Managing Your Emotions Questionnaire (with Rebecca L. Oxford) and has published a number of research articles in international, peer-reviewed journals. She is currently co-authoring a book (with Kate Brierton) for Cambridge University Press on The Flourishing School: Cultivating wellbeing for teachers and leaders, which will be out in spring 2021.Plenaria Didáctica de las lenguas Canal Youtube Eventos ENALLT A