Basics of Reflective Teaching

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Basics of Reflective Teaching

  1. 1. Basics of Amin Neghavati neghavati@gmail.com in language teaching
  2. 2. Aims • The concept of reflection • Kolb’s learning cycle • Reflective teaching • Means of collecting classroom data • Teaching diaries • Recording lessons • Peer observation
  3. 3. By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by ---------, which is -------; second, by ---------, which is -------; and third by ----------, which is the -------- -. (Confucius)
  4. 4. By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. (Confucius)
  5. 5. Kolb’s reflective learning cycle
  6. 6. Reflective teaching Reflective teaching means looking at what you do in the classroom, thinking about why you do it, and thinking about if it works - a process of self-observation and self-evaluation.
  7. 7. Reflective teaching Reflection can occur at any time. It may be whilst you follow the materials in this course or it may happen as you prepare or deliver your own lessons. A good time for reflection is after a lesson and it is good practice to record your thoughts.
  8. 8. Reflective teaching- how to start Asking ‘what and why’ questions
  9. 9. Means of gathering classroom data • Maintaining a teaching diary • Recording a lesson • Receiving feedback from students • Inviting a colleague to observe you/ Peer Observation
  10. 10. Teaching diaries
  11. 11. Teaching diaries- questions to ask
  12. 12. Teaching diaries- questions to ask
  13. 13. Teaching diaries- questions to ask
  14. 14. Teaching diaries- questions to ask
  15. 15. Teaching diaries- questions to ask Technology • How more tech-oriented could the lesson be made, regarding my, my school and my learners available devices.
  16. 16. Teaching diaries- questions to ask
  17. 17. Recording lessons  Audio recordings (useful for considering aspects of teacher talk)  How much do you talk?  What about?  Are instructions and explanations clear?  How much time do you allocate to student talk?  How do you respond to student talk?  Video recordings (useful in showing you aspects of your own behaviour)  Where do you stand?  Who do you speak to?  How do you come across to the students?
  18. 18. Peer observation To both observe and be observed The pre-observation session The observation The post-observation session
  19. 19. Reflection is cyclical.
  20. 20. Change is the only constant. (Heraclitus, Greek Philosopher)
  21. 21. Aims • The concept of reflection • Kolb’s learning cycle • Reflective teaching • Means of collecting classroom data • Teaching diaries • Recording lessons • Peer observation
  22. 22. References • http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/reflective-teaching-exploring- our-own-classroom-practice • http://www.onestopenglish.com/support/methodology/professional- development/professional-development-reflective- teaching/146478.article • Pak J. (1985), ‘Find Out How You Teach’, Adelaide • Richards J.C. (1990), ‘The Language Teaching Matrix’, Cambridge University Press

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