Developing Emotional Competence for L2 Teaching in Second Language Teacher Education: Opportunities and Challenges for Teacher Education in Poland and Turkey

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Madalinska Michalak J., BAVLI B.

in: Emotions in Second Language Teaching:Professional Challenges and Teacher Education, Juan de Dios Martínez Agudo, Editor, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp.260-278, 2018

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter TextBook
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • City: Cham
  • Page Numbers: pp.260-278
  • Editors: Juan de Dios Martínez Agudo, Editor
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This chapter is devoted to the issue of developing teacher emotional
competence. It mainly focuses on the emotional competence of second language
teacher and the opportunities and the challenges in the development of initial
teacher education, induction and continuous professional development of teachers.
The paper raises the question of emotional education for teachers throughout their
careers. The research study presented in the chapter provides insights into
pre-service second language teachers’ emotional competence in Turkey and Poland.
The research is comparative in nature and allows making the attempts to explain its
subject with taking into account such variables as: age, gender, academic
achievements, country of residence, and enthusiasm, confidence, school ethos,
optimism, power, forgiveness, youth culture, social justice, relational, trust, and
compassion, which are the subscales of PTECS (Prospective Teachers Emotional
Competence Scale). On the basis of the research findings some conclusions on
developing emotional competence for L2 teaching in second language teacher
education are formulated.