PLENARY SPEAKER: BIRSEN TÜTÜNIS

Prof. Dr. Birsen Tütünis  has received her PhD from University of Sussex. She has been working in ELT field  as an  English instructor,  a lecturer and  an administrator for years. She has written articles and books on different issues related to our field. Her recent interest lies on professional learning. Prof. Tütüniş currently works for Istanbul Kültür University as the head of Department of Foreign languages.She has been the coordinator of Teacher Training and Education Committee (TTEd SIG) of IATEFL for six years. She is in the editorial board of the scientific journal “ELT Research Journal”. She is the Honorary Member of AzETA in Azerbeijan.

PLENARY SESSION:

Student Teachers’  Journey in Professionalism

This plenary talk  is about a small scale research conducted at a Turkish university English Language Teaching Department on how student teachers are prepared to teach  and what they do in real life teaching situations.The pros and cons of teacher preparation will be discussed together with the data analysis. The discussion questions directed to the audience will hopefully lead to larger scale researches on student teacher preparation for professionalism

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