Professionalism, Reflection and Development


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Professionalism, Reflection and Development

  1. 1. PROFESSIONALISM REFLECTION AND DEVELOPMENT TESOL 1st National Colloquium Amideast, Tunisia Farida Ben Abdallah (JLIDI) ELT Inspector Gabes 12-10-2013 1
  2. 2. The Plan I- The teacher«Pleaser»;The «Professional » teacher II- « TEACHING » : more than a job ! III- The Professional Teacher IV- The Reflective Practitioner/Teacher V- Development and Training VI-Reflection and Development : My CPD Cycle VII- Recapitulation VIII- Let’s practice 2
  3. 3. I- The Teacher « Pleaser » The « Professional » Teacher 1- The “Good ” Teacher collected from students and parents  runs the class efficiently (discipline), stimulates students, monitors / controls their work  has influence on students’ intellectual / personal development  has a good relationship with students  can achieve educational objectives (stated by ministry)  able to adapt to educational situations using appropriate solutions  makes the class lively (communication in class) 3
  4. 4. I- The Teacher « Pleaser » The « Professional » Teacher 2- The Professional Teacher           masters the subject of his speciality accepts the idea of / is open to lifelong learning improves her own knowledge looks at what she does in a reflective way is creative and open to criticism is innovative is able to use modern teaching aids accepts and practises team work knows the job ethics prepares lessons well / avoids improvisation* 4
  5. 5. II- Teaching: More Than A Job ! Profession Job 5
  6. 6. Thus, “ Teaching” is a profession because  It meets the standards mentioned in slide 5  It sets a high demand on the people who engage in the field.  It provides opportunities for teachers to develop in different aspects. 6
  7. 7. III- The Professional Teacher mainly a reflective practitioner • strives for improvement in her practice • continues to improve and learn more about effective teaching • adheres in the reflective culture • challenges and questions herself • allocates time and space to think carefully about what she is doing 7
  8. 8. IV- The Reflective Teacher 1- What ? 8
  9. 9. IV- The Reflective Teacher 2- How? collaboration; teamwork “Maximum benefits from reflection occur when the process happens in community, in interaction with others; when participants value the personal and intellectual growth of themselves and others; and when participants have time to engage in slow, nonassumptive thinking.” (Rodgers, 2002). -self-evaluation; self-awareness -evaluating others’ practice and commenting on it; thinking critically Space and time 9 This leads to gradual improvement
  10. 10. IV- The Reflective Teacher 3- When ? - A teacher must not begin to reflect on her practice when she has a problem. - She must be a reflective practitioner permanently. developing his autonomy and responsibility leads to professionalism
  11. 11. V- Development and Training 1- CPD CPD / a process: tracking skills, knowledge, experience gained formally and informally and recording and reflecting on learning and development 11
  12. 12. 2- What for ? CPD : necessity helps the teacher * manage her own development on an ongoing basis * raise standards of teaching and learning 12
  13. 13. 3- Comparison TRAINING DEVELOPMENT Formal; linear Often informal Learning how to do sth specific Giving tools to do a range of things Related to skill and competence Related to capability and competency involves progression from basic know-how to more advanced and mature understanding For a teacher to reach professionalism, she must receive training and must engage in CPD 13
  14. 14. VI- «Reflection» and «Development » My CPD Cycle 14
  15. 15. VII-Recapitulation 1-Profile Of The Teacher Engaged In CPD Responsible Non-stop self-evaluator Valuing expertise Long-term planner Persevering Problemsolver Updated Aspiring Researcher Engaged in formal informal learning Motivated Setting goals Networked Cooperative E-learner Reflective practitioner 15
  16. 16. VII- Recapitulation   2- Slides 3,4 ? not only important to you Your reputation as a professional essential to all who surround you Knowledge Updating Expertise Skills = a key aspect of ensuring your continued excellent reputation as a professional practitioner 16
  17. 17. VIII- LET’S PRACTICE ! 1- Reflection : Personal checklist 2- Corresponding CPD plan / Activities 17
  18. 18. References • Teach English, a Training Course for Teachers;  Adrian Doff 2004 • “Finding Balance, then Staying Interested: The  Importance of CPD”, Tessa Woodward, 2012 18
  19. 19. The End THANK YOU 19