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Promoting Teacher Reflection in Second Language Education

A Framework for TESOL Professionals, 1st Edition

By Thomas S. C. Farrell


138 pages

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Taking the concept and the practice of reflective teaching forward, this book introduces a well-structured, flexible framework for use by teachers at all levels of development, from pre-service to novice to the most experienced. The framework outlines five levels of reflective practice—Philosophy; Principles; Theory-of-Practice; Practice; Beyond Practice—and provides specific techniques for teachers to implement each level of reflection in their work. Designed to allow readers to take either a deductive approach, moving from theory-into-practice, or an inductive approach where they start from a practice-into-theory position, the framework can be used by teachers alone, in pairs, or in a group.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Getting into Reflective Practice

Chapter 2: Contemplation and Reflection

Chapter 3: Framework for Reflecting on Practice

Chapter 4: Philosophy

Chapter 5: Principles

Chapter 6: Theory

Chapter 7: Practice

Chapter 8: Beyond Practice

Chapter 9: Navigating the Framework


About the Author

Thomas S. C. Farrell is Professor, Department of Applied Linguistics, Brock University, Canada.

About the Series

ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.

Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.

The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.

Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Professional Development
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language