TESL London Annual Conference

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Plenary Speaker: DR. THOMAS FARRELL
Reflective Inquiry for Language Teachers

Some teachers resent supervisors evaluating their teaching usually armed with a checklist of predetermined aspects of what they consider ‘good teaching’. On the other hand some supervisors feel a burden with evaluating teaching. However, if both teachers and supervisors adopt a collaborative approach to teacher evaluation through reflective practice the burden is shared by both.

Reflective practice generally means that language teachers subject their philosophy, beliefs, theories and practices to a critical analysis so that they can take more responsibility for their actions. In this interactive talk I first discusses what reflective practice is and then bring participants through a Framework for Reflecting on Practice that has 5 stages: philosophy, principles, theory, practice and beyond practice. After this, teachers put the contents in a teacher portfolio so that both supervisor and teacher can discuss these for the purposes of teacher evaluation and professional development.

Evidence-Based Assessment

Each year, TESL Professionals from London and surrounding areas gather to share our knowledge and experiences at our Annual Spring Conference. To make our conferences a success, we rely on our members to share their expertise and research.   With a diversity of conference participants there are a wide range of topics that attendees will find appealing.

Our Conference will be held again at King's College on 
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 

Participants will receive 5 hours of TESL Ontario approved professional development credit (lunch and plenary included).




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Register at the door for $50 (Members or Non-Members)
Workshops subject to availability.

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Proposals were selected based on:

  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic and interest for the participants

  • Evidence of a theoretical framework and links to previous research

  • Organization and clarity

  • Indications that the presentation will encourage discussion

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