Reflective Writing for Language Teachers

Reflective Writing for Language Teachers explores the impact of regular writing as a reflective tool for teachers of English as a second language, other language teachers, and classroom English or language arts teachers.

Author: Thomas Sylvester Charles Farrell

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 1845535375

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 163

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Since the 1980s, the concept of Reflective Practice has gained in popularity and is now a major component of teacher education and professional development programs worldwide. This book is one of the first to show how this technique can be embraced by language teachers. It makes sense that for those whose job it is to teach writing, a good way to be reflective is by writing regularly about their work. Reflective Writing for Language Teachers shows language teachers how they can use writing as a way to subject their beliefs and practices to critical reflection and offer them a means of using this type of reflective practice for professional development purposes.When language teachers write about various facets of their work over a period of time, and then read over their entries looking for patterns in their own thoughts, they may uncover aspects of their practice that they had not realized before beginning to write reflectively. Reflective writing develops language teachers' understanding of their practice and also leads to a clarification of the values and assumptions that underlie those practices.

Reflective Practice in ESL Teacher Development Groups

Reflective Practice in ESL Teacher Development Groups discusses the concept of reflective practice in ESL teachers using data from a 3-year collaborative partnership in which three ESL teachers in Canada explored their professional ...

Author: Thomas S.C. Farrell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230292550

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Reflective Practice in ESL Teacher Development Groups discusses the concept of reflective practice in ESL teachers using data from a 3-year collaborative partnership in which three ESL teachers in Canada explored their professional development through reflective practice. The process involved regular group discussions, teacher journal writing, classroom observations and pre and post-interviews of each teacher. This fresh bottom-up approach to professional development will enhance knowledge on what counts for professional development of ESL teachers and can promote ESL teacher-initiated professional development that is more focused towards classroom realities, based on knowledge that is co-constructed through engagement with experience, and systematic reflections, and is grounded in real teaching situations.

Journal Writing in Second Language Education

Those already committed to journal writing will very likely find in this book new reasons for expanding and enhancing their use of journals.

Author: Christine Pearson Casanave

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472034574

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Journal writing is not new--journals have been around for centuries. More recently, journals have been viewed as a means of scaffolding reflective teaching and encouraging reflectivity in research processes. As a result, some educators may ask, “What more do we need to know?” Those likely to raise this question are probably not thinking of the explosive growth of reflective writing enabled by social networking on the Web, the blogs and other interactive e-vehicles for reflection on experiences in our literate, “real,” and virtual lives This revisiting of journal writing from a 21st century perspective, informed by relevant earlier literature, is what Christine Pearson Casanave guides readers through in this first book-length treatment of the use of journal writing in the contexts of language learning, pre and in-service teaching, and research. Casanave has put together existing ideas that haven't been put together before and has done it not as an edited collection, but as a single-authored book. She has done it in a way that will be especially accessible to teachers in language teacher education programs and to practicing teachers and researchers of writing in both second and foreign language settings, and in a way that will inspire all of us to think about, not just do, journal writing. Those who have never attempted to use journals in their classes and own lives, as well as others who have used it with mixed results, will probably be tempted to try it in at least some of the venues Casanave provides guidance for. Those already committed to journal writing will very likely find in this book new reasons for expanding and enhancing their use of journals.

Reflective Language Teaching

This book will be invaluable to postgraduate students of TESOL and applied linguistics, and in-service language teachers.

Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474256896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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The need for ongoing teacher development has been a recurring theme in the field of TESOL in recent years. Not everything a language teacher needs to know can be provided at the pre-service level, and the knowledge base of teaching is constantly changing. Based on cutting-edge research illustrated through case studies, this book outlines strategies for professional development through reflective practice in the language classroom. Accessible and comprehensive, the book presupposes no prior knowledge of linguistics or language teaching, and each chapter includes reflective discussion questions to help the reader apply the strategies and procedures discussed. This book will be invaluable to postgraduate students of TESOL and applied linguistics, and in-service language teachers.

Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms

Reflective Teaching in Second Language Classrooms introduces teachers to ways of exploring and reflecting upon their classroom experiences, using a carefully structured approach to self-observation and self-evaluation.

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521458030

Category: Education

Page: 218

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This text introduces techniques for teachers to explore their classroom experiences and for critical reflection on teaching practices. This book introduces teachers to techniques for exploring their own classroom experiences. Numerous books deal with classroom observation and research, but this is the first to offer a carefully structured approach to self-observation and self-evaluation. Richards and Lockhart aim to develop a reflective approach to teaching, one in which teachers collect data about their own teaching; examine their attitudes, beliefs, and assumptions; and use the information they obtain as a basis for critical reflection on teaching practices. Each chapter includes questions and activities appropriate for group discussion or self-study.

Reflective Language Teaching

This fully up-to-date second edition includes: - an expanded preface - updated case studies and new cases throughout that deal with new developments in language teaching and reflective practice - fully updated citations - three brand new ...

Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350021372

Category: Education

Page: 296

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Reflective Language Teaching: Practical Applications for TESOL Teachers is an extensively revised and updated second edition of the popular and accessible text Reflective Language Teaching: From Research to Practice originally published in 2008. This fully up-to-date second edition includes: · an expanded preface · updated case studies and new cases throughout that deal with new developments in language teaching and reflective practice - fully updated citations · three brand new chapters, on online reflective practice and teaching young learners, and a new final chapter on developing a 'culture of reflection' As in the first edition, this book outlines strategies for professional development through reflective practice in the language classroom. Accessible and comprehensive, the book presupposes no prior knowledge of linguistics or language teaching, and each chapter includes reflective discussion questions to help the reader apply the strategies and procedures discussed.

Language Teachers and Teaching

His research explores intercultural inquiry in second language teacher education
, creativity in language teaching, ... Skills (2012, The University of Michigan Press
), and Reflective Writing for Language Teachers (2012, Equinox).His web page ...

Author: Selim Ben Said

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134466924

Category: Education

Page: 346

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This volume gathers contributions from a range of global experts in teacher education to address the topic of language teacher education. It shows how teacher education involves the agency of teachers, which forms part of their identity, and which they take on when integrating into the teaching community of practice. In addition, the volume explores the teachers’ situated practice--the dynamic negotiation of classroom situations, socialization into the professional teaching culture, and "on the ground experimentation" with pedagogical skills/techniques.

Reflective Practice in English Language Teaching

Offering a unique, data-led, evidence-based approach to reflective practice in English language teaching, this book brings together theory, research and practice in an accessible way to demonstrate what reflective practice looks like and ...

Author: Steve Mann

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317557845

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 292

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Offering a unique, data-led, evidence-based approach to reflective practice in English language teaching, this book brings together theory, research and practice in an accessible way to demonstrate what reflective practice looks like and how it is undertaken in a range of contexts. Readers learn how to do and to research reflective practice in their own settings. Through the use of data, dialogue and appropriate tools, the authors show how reflective practice can be used as an ongoing teaching tool that supports professional self-development.

Reflective Practice in ELT

This book is the first in a new series consisting of several practical oriented books that introduce cutting-edge research and practical applications of that research related to reflective practice in language education.

Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell

Publisher: Reflective Practice in Languag

ISBN: 1781796548

Category: Education

Page: 186

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This book is the first in a new series consisting of several practical oriented books that introduce cutting-edge research and practical applications of that research related to reflective practice in language education.

World Language Teacher Education

Then ask the students to write an observation summary from their second round
of the note taking task. Be sure to provide an opportunity to discuss their reports
as a group. Reflective writing workshop. Before assigning a reflective report to ...

Author: Jacqueline F. Davis

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607524656

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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The significant change in public schools over the last two decades warrants a response in how we prepare teachers. This volume is an effort to share the contributors’ knowledge, experience and ideas with colleagues, particularly with novice language teacher educators. The suggestions in the chapters are primarily provided for the teaching methods course, but many can be adapted to other education courses or for professional development programs. The first section of the introduction provides a review of issues identified in teacher education including debates, accountability, and government influence over education. The second section explores teacher educators in the literature such as issues in their practice, and a focus on foreign language teacher educator practice. The third section provides a brief overview of the chapters in the book.

Researching Language Teacher Cognition and Practice

Nayan, N.F.M. (2003) Reflective Journals: The Role of Reflection in ESL
Preservice Teacher Education. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaysia. Peyton,
J.K. (ed.) (1990) Students and Teachers Writing Together: Perspectives on
Journal Writing.

Author: Roger Barnard

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847697905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This book presents a wide range of methodological perspectives on researching what teachers think and do in language teaching. It contains chapters by the editors and a leading teacher cognition researcher that highlight key themes, as well as eight case studies by new researchers, recounting their experience of designing and using data collection tools.

Journal Keeping

This book presents the potential uses and benefits of journals for personal and professional development—particularly for those in academic life; and demonstrates journals’ potential to foster college students’ learning, fluency and ...

Author: Dannelle D. Stevens

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781642672039

Category: Education

Page: 286

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** By the authors of the acclaimed Introduction to Rubrics ** Major growth of interest in keeping journals or diaries for personal reflection and growth; and as a teaching tool ** Will appeal to college faculty, administrators and teachers One of the most powerful ways to learn, reflect and make sense of our lives is through journal keeping. This book presents the potential uses and benefits of journals for personal and professional development—particularly for those in academic life; and demonstrates journals’ potential to foster college students’ learning, fluency and voice, and creative thinking. In professional life, a journal helps to organize, prioritize and address the many expectations of a faculty member’s or administrator’s roles. Journals are effective for developing time management skills, building problem-solving skills, fostering insight, and decreasing stress. Both writing and rereading journal entries allow the journal keeper to document thinking; to track changes and review observations; and to examine assumptions and so gain fresh perspectives and insights over past events. The authors present the background to help readers make an informed decision about the value of journals and to determine whether journals will fit appropriately with their teaching objectives or help manage their personal and professional lives. They offer insights and advice on selecting the format or formats and techniques most appropriate for the reader’s purposes.

Current Issues in Second Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Development

I take great pleasure, therefore, in telling this story...” (T13, Harbon & Moloney,
2013, p. 128) Professional Learning as a Result of the Reflective Writing
Teachers may come to new understandings of their practice and of languages
education ...

Author: Christina Gitsaki

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443887366

Category: Language and languages

Page: 375

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Current Issues in Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Development: Research and Practice represents a collection of selected papers from the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), which was held in August 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. The volume comprises 18 chapters presenting current research projects and discussing issues related to second language acquisition, teaching and teacher education in a variety of contexts from around the world. This collection of research papers will be of use to both new and seasoned researchers in the field of applied linguistics. Teacher educators, language teachers and language policy makers will find this volume equally useful as the papers address current issues in language education.

Lessons from Good Language Teachers

Some strategies such as self-observation and reflective writing can be completed
individually; for example, teachers can articulate in writing their beliefs about a
specific aspect of language teaching (e.g., teaching reading or writing), audio or ...

Author: Carol Griffiths

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108800358

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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What makes a good language teacher? This up-to-date, practical book addresses that question from a 'human' perspective, recognising that teachers are not just machines, but have feelings, needs and identities of their own. As the twenty-two topics of the chapters in this volume clearly indicate, language teachers are complex individuals, who are expected to have a range of personal qualities, to be able to satisfy the needs of their students and to have the knowledge and skills to provide instruction in a range of language areas. Not only that, but all of these requirements are constantly changing. The authors present new insights from the real teaching environment that will be an invaluable help to language teachers at all stages of professional development.

Reflective Practice in Action

Strongly believing that educators should always reflect on their day′s work, teacher and writer Thomas S. C. Farrell designed this new book with busy teachers in mind.

Author: Thomas S. C. Farrell

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483360331

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Use 80 reflection breaks as individual discussion starters or as part of a comprehensive professional growth plan that is perfect for teachers at all levels.

Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research

Authors weave discussions of LTI into their own research biographies, employing a personal reflective style. This book also looks to future directions in LTI research, with suggestions for research topics and methodological approaches.

Author: Gary Barkhuizen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317286097

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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Reflections on Language Teacher Identity Research is the first book to present understandings of language teacher identity (LTI) from a broad range of research fields. Drawing on their personal research experience, 41 contributors locate LTI within their area of expertise by considering their conceptual understanding of LTI and the methodological approaches used to investigate it. The chapters are narrative in nature and take the form of guided reflections within a common chapter structure, with authors embedding their discussions within biographical accounts of their professional lives and research work. Authors weave discussions of LTI into their own research biographies, employing a personal reflective style. This book also looks to future directions in LTI research, with suggestions for research topics and methodological approaches. This is an ideal resource for students and researchers interested in language teacher identity as well as language teaching and research more generally.

Practice Teaching

Written for language teachers in training, this book surveys issues and procedures in conducting practice teaching.

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107378131

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Written for language teachers in training, this book surveys issues and procedures in conducting practice teaching. Written for language teachers in training at the diploma, undergraduate, or graduate level, Practice Teaching, A Reflective Approach surveys issues and procedures in conducting practice teaching. The book adopts a reflective approach to practice teaching and shows student teachers how to explore and reflect on the nature of language teaching and their own approaches to teaching through their experience of practice teaching.

Inquiry and Research Skills for Language Teachers

This book equips pre-service language teachers with research and inquiry skills which they can use in the course of their classroom teaching.

Author: Kenan Dikilitaş

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030211370

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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This book equips pre-service language teachers with research and inquiry skills which they can use in the course of their classroom teaching. Research is presented not as an additional burden in teachers’ busy lives but as an integrated tool for satisfying their curiosity, developing an investigative stance, and strengthening the links between theory and practice. Over the course of the book, the authors introduce and encourage the use of pedagogically exploitable pedagogic-research activities (PEPRAs) to develop a deeper understanding of pedagogic issues in an engaging, supportive, and collaborative way. This book will be of interest to students and instructors on TESOL and related courses, as well as practitioners working in the teacher training sector.

Teacher Cognition and Language Education

The first part of the book considers what is known about the cognitions of pre-service and practicing teachers, and focuses specifically on teachers' cognitions in teaching grammar, reader and writing.

Author: Simon Borg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472525048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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The study of teacher cognition - what teachers think, know and believe - and of its relationship to teachers' classroom practices has become a key theme in the field of language teaching and teacher education. This new in paperback volume provides a timely discussion of the research which now exists on language teacher cognition. The first part of the book considers what is known about the cognitions of pre-service and practicing teachers, and focuses specifically on teachers' cognitions in teaching grammar, reader and writing. The second part of the book evaluates a range of research methods which have been used in the study of language teacher cognition and provides a framework for continuing research in this fascinating field. This comprehensive yet accessible account will be relevant to researchers, teacher educators and curriculum managers working in language education contexts.

Faces of English Education

In seventeen specially commissioned chapters written by international experts and practitioners, this book: offers an authoritative discussion of theoretical issues and debates surrounding key topics such as identity, motivation, teacher ...

Author: Lillian L. C. Wong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351794541

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Faces of English Education provides an accessible, wide-ranging introduction to current perspectives on English language education, covering new areas of interest and recent studies in the field. In seventeen specially commissioned chapters written by international experts and practitioners, this book: offers an authoritative discussion of theoretical issues and debates surrounding key topics such as identity, motivation, teacher education and classroom pedagogy; discusses teaching from the perspective of the student as well as the teacher, and features sections on both in- and out-of-class learning; showcases the latest teaching research and methods, including MOOCs, use of corpora, and blended learning, and addresses the interface between theory and practice; analyses the different ways and contexts in which English is taught, learned and used around the world. Faces of English Education is essential reading for pre- and in-service teachers, researchers in TESOL and applied linguistics, and teacher educators, as well as upper undergraduate and postgraduate students studying related topics.