Exploring Reflective Practice
Part of the Sophia and Joseph Abeles English as a Second Language Endowed Chair Webinar Lecture Series
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.
Location: Online, via Zoom. Sign up to attend.
An online event about reflective practice in the English language classroom by Dr. Thomas Farrell. Discover: what is reflective practice and how can it be accomplished using four key principles of reflective practice for language teachers.
Gaining teaching experience as a teacher is not enough to provide automatic professional development, for we do not learn much from experience as much as we learn from reflecting on that experience. Reflective practice involves instructors systematically looking at what they do, how they do it, why they do it, what the outcomes are in terms of student learning, and what actions they will take as a result of knowing all of this information. Thus, experience combined with systematic reflection can lead to professional growth so that we can become more effective teachers. In this talk I outline what reflective practice is, how it can be accomplished and conclude with four key principles of reflective practice for language teachers.
Thomas S.C. Farrell is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock University, Canada. Professor Farrell’s professional interests include Reflective Practice, and Language Teacher Education & Development. Professor Farrell has published widely in academic journals and has presented at major conferences worldwide on these topics. A selection of his work can be found on his webpage: www.reflectiveinquiry.ca
For more information, contact LP31@sunywcc.edu.