Abstract—Through the lenses of dissonance theory, resilience
theory, and educational best practices, this study provides a
thematic analysis of pedagogical experiences of teacher
candidates within a South African school to examine what the
researcher has termed pedagogical dissonance, pedagogical
resilience, sociocultural dissonance, and sociocultural resilience.
A thematic analysis of teacher candidates’ journals generated
evidence of resilience to overcome dissonance within five
categories related to pedagogy and a foreign sociocultural
Index Terms—Pedagogical dissonance, pedagogical resilience, sociocultural dissonance, sociocultural resilience, teaching abroad.
Boyd Bradbury is with the Minnesota State University Moorhead, USA (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Boyd L. Bradbury, "The Impact of Pedagogical Dissonance and Associated Resilience within a Foreign Sociocultural Context of Teaching Abroad," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 161-165, 2018.