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Mentors play a crucial role in preservice teachers' (PTs) professional development. Identity construction has not however been examined in the context of specific mentoring relationships, or as a process in motion. Drawing on the theory of the Dialogical Self, and its notion of dialogically constituted identities (I-positions), this case study expl...
Today, teachers of English are facing new challenges. As a language and as a school subject, English is in a process of transformation. Learners’ encounters with English are constantly changing, resulting in classrooms where experiences are diverse and proficiency levels vary widely. In such contexts, teachers’ professional development becomes incr...
The dialogical self is conceptualized as a dynamically shifting collection of relatively autonomous I-positions. A boundary experience is an event or situation where tension experienced between conflicting I-positions leads to reconfiguration within the dialogical self. In a boundary experience, uncertainty or a challenge can trigger decentering (c...