Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May Workshop - An Afternoon with Dr. Thomas Farrell

2:00 - 5:00 pm Saturday, May 19, 2012

(Please note the earlier starting time!)

Room B161
Main Campus of Sookmyung Women's University
Reflective Writing For Language Teachers
Thomas S.C. Farrell

Reflective practice, where teachers subject their beliefs and practices to critical reflection, is now seen as a major component of many language teacher education/development programs world-wide. One method that has been suggested as to how language teachers could reflect on their work is by writing regularly about their practice. When language teachers write about various facets of their work over a period of time, and then read over their entries looking for patterns, that is, seeing their own thoughts, they may uncover aspects of their practice that they had not realized before beginning writing reflectively. This interactive talk will explore how teachers can develop a deeper understanding of their practice by writing about their beliefs and practices, and the values and assumptions that underlie their practices.

Dr Thomas Farrell taught in South Korea. and now he teaches at
Brock University, Canada. His area of expertise is "Reflective 
Practice", and teachers keeping journals about their own teaching.  

In short how teachers could be evaluating their own teaching.

Schedule:  2:00 - 3:30  Presentation
                  3:30 - 4:00  Break
                  4:00 - 4:45  Wrap up / Question and Answer

Price - FREE! (You can join KOTESOL on the day!)

Full Bio:
Thomas S.C. Farrell is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Brock University, Canada. His professional interests include Reflective Practice, and Language Teacher Education and Development. He has been a language teacher and language teacher educator since 1978 and has worked in Korea, Singapore and Canada. His recent books include Reflective Language Teaching: From Research to Practice (2008, Continuum Press); Teaching Reading to English Language Learners: A Reflective Approach (2008, Thousand Oaks, Ca: Corwin Press); Talking, Listening and Teaching. A Guide to Classroom Communication (2009, Thousand Oaks, Ca: Corwin Press); Essentials in Language Teaching (2010, London: Continuum Press—with George Jacobs); Teaching Practice: A Reflective Approach (2011, New York: Cambridge University Press—with Jack Richards).

Sookmyung Universty, Seoul
Subway Line 4 (blue), Sookmyung University Station, exit 10.
In the Fine Arts Building (#17 on the map)

The presentation will be held in B161
See floor plan below:

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