Exploring Pre-Service EFL Teachers’ Beliefs About Their Roles in an Elementary School Classroom in Regard to Pedagogical and Emotional Aspects of Students

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Iván Aguirre Sánchez


This article aims at exploring the beliefs of a group of pre-service teachers from a B.Ed. program in Bilingual Education in Bogotá (Colombia), regarding their role as teachers in some general pedagogical and emotional aspects of their primary school students inside the classroom. They were observed over 16 weeks during their pre-service practice and were asked to submit weekly log entries with pedagogical reflections on their performance. Results show that these pre-service teachers believe motivation and identification of their students’ academic needs to be their main role inside the classroom.

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Aguirre SánchezI. (2014). Exploring Pre-Service EFL Teachers’ Beliefs About Their Roles in an Elementary School Classroom in Regard to Pedagogical and Emotional Aspects of Students. HOW Journal, 21(1), 26-41. https://doi.org/10.19183/how.21.1.13
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Iván Aguirre Sánchez, Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá

Iván Aguirre Sánchez holds a B.A. in Modern Languages and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics to TEFL, both from Universidad Distrital, Colombia. His experience includes teaching in schools and at the higher education level. He is Director of the Bilingual Education program at El Bosque University.


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