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.
First text to apply the notion of criticallly reflective teaching in an ESL/EFL context
Offers practical applications of the results of classroom observation and research
Provides concrete procedures and activities to guide teachers in self-observation and self-evaluation
Ready-to-go activities for teacher trainers running pre- and in-service training courses. For busy teacher trainers who practise what they preach: trainees will benefit from learning about methodology in training sessions which are in themselves models of good teaching practice.