Anna is a PhD candidate student within the Education and Sports Sciences program of the Blanquerna College of Psychology, Education and Sport Science—University Ramon Llull. Her current research focuses on understanding how teachers and students build their identity through the acquisition of reading and writing skills. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Teacher Training for Primary Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education. During her undergraduate studies, she performed research involving how interculturality can be addressed in a classroom environment through a reinterpretation of Gadamer’s hermeneutics circle. Anna has been granted a pre-doctoral contract funded by the regional government of Catalonia and the European Union Social Fund. This opportunity allows her to work at the University Ramon Llull participating in competitive research projects, attending conferences, and developing her own research.
Yidan Jin received her Master of Arts in English Language and Literature and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Jilin University in China. She has been working as a lecturer teaching English and business English for the Chinese non-English major undergraduates in Jilin University for thirteen years. Recently she is working on a project supported by Jilin Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science, interrogating the current situation and countermeasures of tertiary English education in China from a philosophical perspective especially through a cosmopolitan lens. She plans to use her time at Teachers College to continue this research and complete the project.
Wenjing has a Bachelor’s degree in Primary School Teaching, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, and is currently a doctoral student majoring in Teacher Education at Beijing Normal University, China. She has two years of teaching experience as an English teacher in a private middle school and two years of working experience as a research assistant in the Center for Teacher Education Research at Beijing Normal University. Her current research focuses on teacher ethics in rural China, especially middle school teachers, by narratives and oral history, and her Master’s thesis conducted a case study on teachers’ understanding and practice in their classrooms in a disadvantaged school.
Dr. Kang Xiaowei
Dr. Kang Xiaowei is currently an associate professor at College of Teacher Education, Capital Normal University in Beijing, China. His scholarship has focused on the philosophy and practice of teacher and of teacher education, on the basic theories of teacher and teacher education, on the teacher’s professional development, on the teacher policy, and related themes.
He had published a book titled Teachers’ Knowledge—Ology: A Study on Contemporary Western Teachers’ Practical Knowledge Thoughts (2017) and decades of papers in teacher philosophy, teacher education, teacher professional development, and relations between teacher education and universities in CSSCI Journals in recent years. He also had published some articles on the topic of teacher education in some Chinese mainstream Papers, such as Guang Ming Daily and China Education Daily.
Now, he is also the director of two projects called “Research on the Identity and Professional Development of Teacher Educators”, funded by the Chinese National Social Science Fund (NSSF) (2015.12-2018.12) and “Research on the Comprehensive Reform of the Training Mode of Kindergarten Teachers in Beijing from the Perspective of Quality”, funded by the Beijing Social Science Fund (BSSF) (2014.11-2017.11). He plans to comprehensively research teacher educators and to publish a book on teacher educators’ identity and professional development.
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