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Towards Autonomy in Reflective Teacher Development
P. Brereton, D. Young
Rikkyo University, Japan
Reflective Practice (RP) is a well-established approach to teacher development, yet teachers working on fixed-term contracts often lack the institutional support to develop reflective skills. To help its teachers build these skills, Rikkyo University’s Center for English Discussion Class (EDC) guides them through a progression from supervised self-observations, through peer observations, and ultimately to individualised self-directed tasks.
This session describes EDC’s RP Development Program in detail, and explains how it is informed by RP principles and ongoing teacher feedback. Program administrators and teachers will leave this session with ideas for both guided and self-directed reflective teacher development.