Teacher Cognition (2015-19)

Preservice Teachers’ Acquisition of Practical Knowledge through Teaching Practica: Qualitative Research on the Verbalization Process of ‘Felt Sense’ in TAE-Based Reflection Activities

(Challenging Exploratory Research: 2015-2018)

Research Team: Toshinobu Nagamine (PI), Yutaka Fujieda, Atsushi Iida

Official Report :https://kaken.nii.ac.jp/grant/KAKENHI-PROJECT-15K12913/

Project Overview:

教師成長には,実践的知識(実践知)の獲得が不可欠である。しかし,特に教職経験に乏しい実習生にとって実践知を言語化することは容易ではない。本研究では,授業実践を通して実習生が得た「感受概念」(直感的・無意識的に形成されるもの)に焦点をあて,それを言語化するプロセスを調査した。感受概念の言語化をガイドするため,Thinking At The Edge (TAE)と呼ばれる手法をリフレクション(振り返り)活動に取り入れ,そのプロセスを分析し,実践知の獲得プロセスを解明した。本研究を通して,実践知の獲得プロセスには,認知的因子のみならず様々な情動・感情的因子が複雑に絡み合っている実態が明らかになった。

  • To define “practical knowledge” 
  • To identify the process through which pre-service teachers gain practical knowledge in their teaching practicum
  • To examine the feasibility of reflective pracitce in teacher education programs


  1. Nagamine, T., Fujieda, Y., & Iida, A. (2018). The role of emotions in reflective teaching in second language classrooms: Felt sense, emotionality, and practical knowledge acquisition. In Juan de Dios Martínez Agudo (Ed), Emotion in second language teaching: Professional challenges and teacher education (pp. xx-xx).


  1. Iida, A. (2017, May 20-21). Exploring the teaching practicum experience through L2 poetry writing.  JALT Pan-SIG 2017 Conference at the Akita International University, Akita, JAPAN.
  2. Iida, A., Fujieda, Y., & Nagamine, T. (2016, September 8-10). Exploring pre-service teachers’ practical knowledge to promote innovative and creative pedagogical approaches. The 63rd TEFLIN International Conference at the University of PGRI Adi Buana, Surabaya, INDONESIA.
  3. Iida, A. (2016, September 2). Poetry writing as a research method: Exploring a pre-service teacher’s teaching practicum experience. JACET-SIG on LTC Symposium, Examining Teacher Research in the Contexts of English Teacher Education. The 55th JACET International Convention, Hokkaido, JAPAN.