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Teacher wellbeing – An individual and collective responsibility
About the session
In this talk, we consider how and why teacher wellbeing is critical for good practice. We reflect on the fact it can be influenced by individual factors and strategies as well as actions at policy and institutional level. We look at a range of strategies that teachers can engage in to support their own and their colleagues’ wellbeing, and we discuss what institutions and the field as a whole can do to collectively take action on language teacher wellbeing. This talk is both practical and thought-provoking.
About the speaker
Sarah Mercer is Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of 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 is also currently vice-president of the International Association for the Psychology of Language Learning (IAPLL).