Reflective Practice and Professional Development as an English Language Teacher

Volume 7 Issue 3 (July 2022)
Vidhya Pokhrel
Pages: 176-186 Download Count : 84 View Count: 117 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1097572 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


The paper explores reflective practices of how they shape English teachers’ professional life. It discloses the experiences of English language teachers of cultivating a reflective mindset to examine a theory-practice gap in classroom teaching, understanding pedagogical practices, using different strategies in EFL class, and developing self-efficacy being a reflective practitioner. Using ‘Reflective Practice’ as a method of the study, the paper reveals reflective practices as pertinent to developing pedagogical skills, teachers’ efficacy, and criticality in the teaching profession which motivates teachers for professional development although different social conditions prohibit them from having reflective practice. The paper is a foundation for motivating English teachers to grow the spirit of willingness and responsibility which aids them to reflect on their teaching practice, transforming them into professional teachers

Keywords

  • Professional development
  • reflective practice
  • English teachers
  • pedagogical practices
  • challenges
  • criticality
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