University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Second Language Education Group > Language Teacher Wellbeing: Dispelling Myths, Complexifying Constructs, and Setting an Agenda (Cambridge Distinguished Lecture on Second Language Learning and Teaching 2020-2021)

Language Teacher Wellbeing: Dispelling Myths, Complexifying Constructs, and Setting an Agenda (Cambridge Distinguished Lecture on Second Language Learning and Teaching 2020-2021)

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

  • UserProfessor Sara Mercer, University of Graz
  • ClockMonday 01 March 2021, 17:00-18:30
  • HouseNo list.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact .

Abstract

Wellbeing is vital for positive human functioning. Yet, despite its importance, the construct has been subject to numerous understandings in ways which have made it a target for criticism. In this talk, I seek to establish a theoretical basis for understanding wellbeing, reflecting on how it has been used in research, problematising simplistic perspectives, and elucidating on empirical work carried out by the research team in Graz. Teacher wellbeing is a cornerstone of good practice and all stakeholders benefit when teachers are supported in their professional roles. As such, it is imperative that we expand the research agenda on this critical construct.

Bio

Sarah Mercer is Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University Graz, Austria, where she is Head of ELT methodology. Her research interests include all aspects of the psychology surrounding the foreign language learning experience. She is the author, co-author and co-editor of several books in this area. She has been Principal Investigator on various funded research projects and serves in numerous editorial boards. She is currently vice-president of the International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning (IAPLL). In 2018, she was awarded the Robert C Gardner Award for excellence in second language research by the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (IALSP).

This talk is part of the Second Language Education Group series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2022 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity