ABS423 - Exploring perezhivanie as an internalised psychological tool for teacher thinking and activity

3.8 New technologies and new ways of organizing work
3:50 PM, Thursday 31 Aug 2017 (20 minutes)
This paper presents an ongoing research on language teachers' responses when integrating technology in Russian higher education. It discusses the state of the art in the area as a complex situation language teachers face. I argue that traditional teacher development frameworks, which proved successful in western contexts, require thorough consideration when implemented in Russia top-down. I propose an alternative, a bottom-up strategy with the ambition to contribute with knowledge on the concept of perezhivanie as a heuristic tool in complex settings such as technologically-enhanced language learning. The phenomenon of perezhivanie is highly polysemic and therefore difficult to translate from Russian into English and interpret for the Western audience. I suggest that perezhivanie has a formative power on teachers and therefore can be used in teacher education, training and development programmes.
The University of Manchester

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