Monday, March 7, 2011

Meeting for Reflective Practice this Sunday

I thought I would post this in case anyone is interested. KOTESOL has formed a reflective practice group that plans to meet once a month on a Sunday to discuss reflective teaching practices. I have not been yet, but plan to go this Sunday. Anyone interested is welcome and you can see the note below for details.

Hello everyone,

Thank you for your interest in our new Reflective Practice Special Interest Group (SIG). We have the full support of KOTESOL and will be working closely with Professor Thomas Farrell who is a well known reflective practitioner. Our main aim is to get teachers talking constructively about teaching in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. The backbone of our plan is not in workshops or teacher training sessions but instead lies in the arena of teacher development. Our vision is to get groups of teachers throughout the country to get together and engage in dialogue about what is happening in their classrooms and then to support each other in finding constructive ways to make meaningful changes to their teaching practice. Along these lines we will be having a "reflective rendezvous" each month in Seoul with the hopes of building a model that can be reproduced nation-wide.

Last meeting we had a great time discussing how to define reflective practice. This week Manpal Sahota will be guiding us as we dig in and get our hands dirty by actually doing some reflection on our teaching. So, bring your classroom experiences, your active listening skills and an open mind to our second reflective rendezvous on Sunday March 13th (2-5pm).

Check out our blog (password: reflectyourself) to see what we did last month :)

Where: Meeple Book Cafe ( near Sinchon Subway station. Get out at exit #4 and head straight. It's just a little ways and on your left. If you've gotten to "On the Border" mexican restaurant you've gone too far. The room will be reserved under the name RP SIG.

How much does it cost? For members of KOTESOL the meeting is free. If you're not a member of KOTESOL it will cost 5,000KWN which includes a tasty beverage.

Hope to see you all there,

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