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Can teachers learn from interactive reflection? A study into Schön’s reflection-in-action

Can teachers learn from interactive reflection? A study into Schön’s reflection-in-action

Reflection-in-action is a highly influential, yet often misunderstood construct that is central to Donald Schön’s epistemology of practitioner learning (Schön, 1983, 1987). Particularly in the field of teaching it has often been understood to mean simply ‘thinking on one’s feet’ (e.g., Francis, 1995). Yet, within Schön’s epistemology, its importance was much more than this, as … Continue reading Can teachers learn from interactive reflection? A study into Schön’s reflection-in-action

Sentence pelmanism

Do you have difficulty getting your students to speak English in class? Perhaps they lack confidence, perhaps they don’t know much English, or if you teach large classes, perhaps it’s difficult to keep them using English when they get excited... If any of these are true for you, here’s a fun game  that your students can … Continue reading Sentence pelmanism

ELT Journal Article: Affordance, learning opportunities and the lesson plan pro forma

My recent article for ELT Journal is available free online, here, as it was selected as Editor's Choice article for July 2015. Oxford University Press also asked me to record a short introductory video, now posted on YouTube, where I can be seen doing my Tommy Cooper impression (not discussed in the article): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReNGZQ90YAo&list=FL_Ny_v5SlZ2aoD0Lljy0lng&index=1 If you … Continue reading ELT Journal Article: Affordance, learning opportunities and the lesson plan pro forma