Language teacher development: Balance and well-being



人:Stephen Ryan






In this lecture I consider how teachers can develop their careers in ways that both enhance their own sense of well-being and contribute to improved learning outcomes. In doing so, I concentrate of the concepts of craft and creativity and the roles they play in language teaching. I begin by defining what I mean by these terms before going on to discuss their importance in both effective language teaching and long-term teacher well-being. Drawing on established concepts from educational psychology, I will show how teachers are driven simultaneously to improve their craft as classroom practitioners while engaging creatively with materials and learners. In doing so, I hope to emphasize creativity in language education as a process emerging from interaction between teachers, learners and language.



Stephen Ryan,英国诺丁汉大学博士,日本早稻田大学文化、媒体与社会学院(School of Culture, Media and Society)和文字、艺术与科学研究院(Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences)双聘教授,博士研究生导师,国际语言学习心理学会(The International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning)首任主席,现任常务理事。《国际语言学习心理学会会刊》(IAPLL Journal)副主编。他在二语学习自我研究、外语教师心理研究方面发表论文10余篇。


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