Written for language teachers in training, this book surveys issues and procedures in conducting practice teaching.
Written for language teachers in training, Practice Teaching, A Reflective Approach surveys issues and procedures in conducting practice teaching. The book is designed to provide support and guidance for student-teachers who are doing practice teaching as a component of a teacher education course, either at the diploma, undergraduate or graduate level. Adopting a reflective approach to practice teaching, the book shows student teachers how to explore and reflect on the nature of language teaching and their own approaches to teaching through their experience of practice teaching. Each of the 12 chapters of the book is accompanied by follow-up activities that can be used throughout the practicum course. The text is written in a reader-friendly style and contains numerous authentic comments and vignettes from student-teachers and cooperating, or mentor, teachers that describe aspects of their practice teaching experience.