Reflective Practice in ELT - Thomas S. C. Farrell

Reflective Practice in ELT - Thomas S. C. Farrell

What Is Reflective Practice?

Reflective Practice in ELT - Thomas S. C. Farrell

Thomas S. C. Farrell [+-]
Brock University
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Thomas S.C. Farrell is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock University, Canada. His professional interests include Reflective Practice, and Language Teacher Education & Development. He has published widely and has presented at major conferences worldwide on these topics. His webpage is:


Reflection and reflective practice have now become common terms used in teacher education and development programs worldwide. However, there is still not agreement across the professions about how to define the concept or indeed what strategies promote reflection. This chapter will first discuss the terms reflection, reflective practice and critical reflection to set the scene for the remainder of the discussion on what reflective practice is by outlining different definitions of reflective practice as outlined in the literature in general education and TESOL and the different levels of reflection.

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Farrell, Thomas . What Is Reflective Practice?. Reflective Practice in ELT. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 5-28 Aug 2019. ISBN 9781781796542. Date accessed: 27 Nov 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33696. Aug 2019

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