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Teacher Education

L2 teacher education is, at its core, about teachers as learners of teaching, understanding the cognitive and social processes that teachers go through as they learn to teach is fundational to informing what we do in L2 teacher education (, 2009, p. 3).

Teacher education is closely related to and .

(1980) sensibly points out that teachers cannot wait until researchers have got it right and that it is natural to expect them to go ahead and make use of the best information available. That is, teacher education makes teachers ready to become researchers as well.

Teacher education incorporates elements of ‘’, and especially’, but presents a wider view than both of these. For example, it attempts to cater flexibly for teachers’ own learning needs and aims; to develop the whole teacher (knowledge, skills and attitudes); to focus on the teacher’s role as an and a of school-aged children in schools; and to help to prepare teachers for career-long learning (, 2001).

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    Dr. Hariri

    Would you rather be happy yet slow-witted and unimaginative, or unhappy yet bright and creative? For instance, would you rather live the life of a brilliant yet tortured artist, such as Vincent van Gogh, or that of a happy but carefree soul who is a bit simple-minded?

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    I prefer to challenge this question at first and bring up my viewpoint next.
    There are different successful people in the world who reached the apex through different procedures. Although some have faced torture to reach their goals, it does not mean we have to necessarily lose something in our life to climb the ladder of success. Anyway, I suppose the most enjoyable part of life is making progress and relying on your abilities to flourish and thrive. So, I personally go for intelligence and innovation rather than happiness along with naivety. Many people have lived an ordinary life so far and repeating this story can never excite me at all. We need to gain new adventurous experiences and foster our abilities so as to break out of comfort zone.

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