Date: 6 October 2016
Link to the recorded talk: http://britishcouncil.adobeconnect.com/p27h964wbb4/ (starts at 41 minutes)
However, for reflection to become part of teachers’ practice, it is important that teacher trainers and educators a) are themselves reflective practitioners and b) make reflection an ongoing part of their courses and their sessions. Reflecting on input and considering how new ideas and techniques can be incorporated into practice are an essential part of the way that teachers learn.
This session briefly discusses the importance of reflection in training sessions and courses, reviews a simple reflection model for training and offers participants a number of reflection activities that they can use in their training sessions and courses. There will also be an opportunity for reflection.
About the speaker:
Sue Leather is an ELT consultant, teacher educator and author. She runs an educational consultancy group, Sue Leather Associates (www.sueleatherassociates.com) specialising in teacher and trainer education and in the management of international ELT projects. She holds an MA in Education (TESOL) from the Institute of Education, University of London. She is presently working on projects in Iran and Nepal. Her current interests are in teacher trainer education and in facilitating sustainable improvement in ELT classroom practice. She is particularly interested in how teacher trainers can help teachers to transfer their learnings into practice.