114: Narrative Inquiry and Teacher Identities with Takaaki Hiratsuka

Welcome back to The TEFLology Podcast – a podcast all about teaching English as a foreign language and related matters. In today’s episode we explore the research method of narrative inquiry around the topic of teacher identity with Dr Takaaki Hiratsuka.


Takaaki is an associate professor at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan, where he is in charge of a range of applied linguistics courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as supervising masters and doctoral students. His research and teaching interests include teacher education, teacher research, and qualitative research methods. 

Enjoy the episode! 

Information about Takaaki and his work can be found here.

Details about his book can be viewed here.

On Saturday, May the 28th 2022, they’ll be an online launch event of Takaaki’s book discussed in the show. Participation is free, however registration is required here. Details of how to purchase Takaaki’s book at 30% off will be announced during the event.

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