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ERIC Number: EJ923452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Video Recording as a Stimulus for Reflection in Pre-Service EFL Teacher Training
Orlova, Natalia
English Teaching Forum, v47 n2 p30-35 2009
More than three decades ago, when the author was a student teacher in an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, her evaluations came from either a mentor or a university supervisor. Feedback about her teaching was filtered through the lens of their perceptions and experiences, leaving little space for her own reflection. While this type of supervisory observation is common, the field of Second Language Teacher Education (SLTE) has advanced and now includes many other evaluation methods, including self-reflection by teachers on aspects of their own classroom practice. After looking at the particular benefits of reflective teaching, this article will describe some specific steps that SLTE teachers can take to introduce video recording as a stimulus for self-reflection in a pre-service EFL program. (Contains 1 figure.)
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A