Evidence-based reflection and teacher development

Watch a recording of this one-hour webinar with Steve Walsh from Newcastle University, looking at evidence-based reflection and teacher development.

About the webinar

This webinar uses findings from an ELTRA funded research project focusing on the use of technology-enhanced learning. In the webinar, a number of tools and procedures are presented with the aim of helping English language teachers to reflect on and improve their practice. In particular, Steve uses an app (SETTVEO) to demonstrate how professional development is enhanced when reflections are evidence-based by giving teachers something to reflect on and something to reflect with. Using findings from the ELTRA project, I suggest that the use of self-observation, with data and accompanied by some kind of dialogue, can promote up-close and detailed understandings of teaching and learning.

About the speaker

Steve Walsh is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Communication in the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK, where he was, until recently, Head of Department.

He has been involved in English Language Teaching and English language teacher education for more than 30 years in a range of overseas contexts, including Spain, Hungary, Poland, China, Ireland, England and Hong Kong.

Steve’s research interests include classroom discourse, teacher development, second language teacher education, and professional communication. He has published 10 books and more than 100 research papers. His most recent publications, with Steve Mann, are the monograph Reflective Practice for English Language Teaching: Research-based Principles and Practices (Routledge, 2017) and The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teacher Education (Routledge, June 2019). In January 2019, Steve took up a position as visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong, where he was based until August 2020. He is currently working on new research proposals with colleagues in the Faculty of Education, which will involve a number of studies looking at the construct ‘Classroom Interactional Competence’ (CIC, Walsh 2013) in Hong Kong classrooms.

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Submitted by SehrishAbbas on Mon, 03/25/2024 - 10:06

The webinar was very useful. As a teacher, we should know the actual meaning of reflection.

Submitted by Kyoko Kudo on Fri, 05/19/2023 - 20:49

I really enjoyed the webinar!

Submitted by Mudassar Nawaz on Mon, 10/26/2020 - 14:55


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