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ERIC Number: EJ781230
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
Integrating Feedback and Reflection in Teacher Preparation
Brandt, Caroline
ELT Journal, v62 n1 p37-46 Jan 2008
This paper examines tutor and peer post-teaching practice feedback in the context of short intensive TESOL certificate courses. Outcomes of recent research into such courses suggested that feedback was a contentious and problematic component. The outcomes were considered in the context of the syllabus, and in the light of recent research into adult learning, reflection, and what is considered "good practice" in feedback. Drawing upon insights from these areas, a new approach to the post-teaching practice meeting is proposed in which feedback alone is considered insufficient. Instead, feedback and reflection are integrated in the form of reflective conversations with a number of features including the assigning of greater prominence to reflection, and to the presence of a facilitator and language learners. It is suggested that such features would address several of the problems identified in the research by providing a more trainee-centred forum in which feedback is balanced by reflective practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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