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ERIC Number: EJ949805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
"Keeping SCORE": Reflective Practice through Classroom Observations
Farrell, Thomas S. C.
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v42 n3 p265-272 Dec 2011
Reflective practice means that teachers must subject their own teaching beliefs and practices to critical examination. One way of facilitating reflective practice in ESL teachers is to encourage them to engage in classroom observations as part of their professional development. This paper reports on a case study of a short series of classroom observations in which this author, acting as a facilitator, aided a novice teacher as she negotiated her first year of teaching ESL. The classroom observation process included the use of a method of using seating chart observation record, or SCORE chart, to help a novice teacher not only to become more aware of her classroom practices, but also to improve her instruction. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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