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ERIC Number: EJ1164353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0517
The Observational Practicum: A Stepping-Stone to Praxis in TESOL
Ihara, Ayaka
CATESOL Journal, v29 n2 p185-199 2017
While a practicum is usually regarded as a place to "practice teaching," or as a place to turn what one has learned in the classroom into real practice, an "observational practicum" can also substantially further one's professional growth. Indeed, an observational practicum can be an ideal site for novice ESOL practitioners to develop the groundwork of "praxis," which requires reflection and action in teaching to provide students with meaningful L2 learning. Drawing from scholastic literature in TESOL and her own observational practicum experience, the author advocates conducting an observational practicum as a means to practice "seeing" teaching before intensively "doing" teaching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California (San Francisco)
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