Reflective Practice in ELT - Thomas S. C. Farrell

Reflective Practice in ELT - Thomas S. C. Farrell

Cultivating Relfective 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:


This chapter outlines and discusses how reflective practice can be cultivated individually and within a school or institution so that it can move from its customary place in many institutions as a mandatory ritual to a more meaningful developmental and collaborative process for teachers, and administrators. The power of reflective practice will be more powerful if it is more collegial and if everyone sees its benefits and an integral part of organizational life in such educational settings. The chapter begins though by suggesting that before we can encourage a culture of reflection in the school, we must first cultivate a reflective disposition in individual teachers within the school.

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Farrell, Thomas . Cultivating Relfective Practice. Reflective Practice in ELT. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 125-144 Aug 2019. ISBN 9781781796542. Date accessed: 01 Dec 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37458. Aug 2019

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