Reflective Practice in Teacher Training and Teaching CLIL

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Reflective Practice in Teacher Training and Teaching CLIL. Delivered by Vita Valdmane NAF L a nguage School Riga, Latvia. Individually: Look at the picture and describe it. What does it symbolize for you? Why? How does it personally relate to you? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Reflective Practice in Teacher Training and Teaching CLILDelivered by Vita ValdmaneNAF Language SchoolRiga, Latvia

  • Individually:Look at the picture and describe it. What does it symbolize for you? Why?How does it personally relate to you?Look at the name of the card. What does this name/word personally mean to you? (both as a person and a teacher)What do you think why did you get this particular card? How does it relate to what is happening in your life at the moment?

  • Reflective Practice is:Received knowledge+experiential knowledge+practice+reflection = professional competenceProcess of self-evaluation and self-observationLooking at what you do and thinking why you do what you do and how it works / if it works.

  • Reflective practice isExploring your own practices and underlying beliefsBecoming the best trainer/teacher you can be.

  • Reflective Practice:1) May lead to changes and improvements2) Can be practiced while dealing with problems3) Is raising awareness about your strengths and weaknesses and how to exploit them in response to ever-changing environment

  • Reflective Practice Is Empowering Yourself:My father can fly the biggest plane. My father can fight the strongest tiger.My father can swim the widest ocean. My father can climb the highest mountain. He can do anything. But most of the time he just takes out the garbage.

  • Reflective Practice

    What reflective tools are there available?

  • Reflective tools 1) team teaching2) peer observation3) reflective diary4) learner feedback5) record lessons6) reading and research7) buddy support

  • Reflective tools8) taking up another course9) learning another language10)metaphor11)storytelling12)leading workshops for teachers13) attending drama course or yoga14)gardening15) psychotherapy

  • Activity ProjectionCan be used as one of the reflective tools to help us become more aware of the things about ourselves as people or teachers- strengths and weaknesses, patterns of behaviour, needs and wants.

  • Autobiography in five short chapters (Portia Nelson)Chapter 1I walk down the streetThere is a deep hole in the sidewalkI fall in, I am lostIt isnt my faultIt takes forever to find a way out.

  • Chapter 2I walk down the same streetThere is a deep hole in the sidewalkI pretend I dont see itI fall in againI cant believe Im in the same placeBut it isnt my faultIt still takes a long time to get out.

  • Chapter 3I walk down the same streetThere is a deep hole in the sidewalkI see it thereI still fall inIts a habitMy eyes are open, I know where I amIt is my faultI get out immediately

  • Chapter fourI walk down the same streetThere is a deep hole in the sidewalkI walk around it.

  • Chapter fiveI walk down another street.

  • 1 person tells the group the situation going through the reflective cycle2 person listens and then asks questions3 person makes a brief summary of what he/she heard + questions(optional)

  • Experience is not what happens to you but what you do with what happens to you.