Perezhivanie in Action

Analyzing a teacher’s perezhivanie shows how she both cognitively and emotionally experiences dramatic events and the mediation provided in response to such events, uncovering her professional development. This paper’s objective is threefold: (i) to illustrate how a novice English teacher’s perezhivanie refracts the contradictions she faces when her practice is inquired into by a more experienced peer; (ii) to analyze the quality and character of his mediation in response to these events; and (iii) to trace how the novice teacher’s perezhivanie shapes her professional development. Nine classroom observations followed by post-observation interviews were conducted. The findings illustrate how the teacher’s refraction of dramatic events and the responsive mediation offered allowed her to (re)visit and (re)shape her professional identity and activity.



Work Title Perezhivanie in Action
Subtitle A Novice Teacher’s Refraction of Mediated Dramatic Events
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  1. Matheus André Agnoletto
  2. Adriana de Carvalho Kuerten Dellagnelo
  3. Karen E. Johnson
License In Copyright (Rights Reserved)
Work Type Article
  1. Language and Sociocultural Theory
Publication Date January 1, 2021
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Deposited July 19, 2022




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