MA TESOL Program Public Lecture Series on October 5, 2018 (Venue: Kanda, Tokyo)

Public Lecture

Reflecting on Our Practice: A Framework

Reflecting on our practice suggests that our teaching experience is not enough, for we do not learn much from experience as much as we learn from reflecting on that experience; thus experience combined with reflections can lead to growth and this is how we become more effective language teachers. In this interactive talk, I outline how language teachers can reflect by using the Framework for Reflecting on Practice. This new framework has five interactive stages: philosophy, principles, theory, practice and beyond practice, and participants will be given an opportunity to reflect together on all five so that they can develop their own theories of teaching.

Lecturer Prof. Thomas S.C. Farrell, Brock University, Canada
Date Friday, October 5, 2018
Time 18:30 ~ 20:00 (DOORS OPEN at 18:00)
Venue Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (Kanda Gaigo Gakuin) in Tokyo, Bldg. 3, 7F, Plaza Azul
Admission: Free
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Prof. Thomas S.C. Farrell, Brock University, Canada


Professor Thomas S. C. Farrell is an internationally renowned scholar and award-winning researcher in reflective practice and language teacher education & development. A highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Farrell has given presentations worldwide, including over 150 keynote, plenary, and conference papers. He has also published widely, authoring or editing 35 books, 41 book chapters, 87 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and 50 popular articles in non-refereed publications to date. A selection of his most recent books include: Teaching Practice: A Reflective Approach (2011, New York: Cambridge University iress—with Jack Richards); Reflecting on Teaching the Four Skills (2012), Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press; Reflective Practice (TESOL, USA, 2013); Reflective Writing for Language Teachers (Equinox, 2013); Reflective Practice in ESL Teacher Development Groups: From Practices To Principles (Palgrave McMillian, UK, 2014); International Perspectives on English Language Teacher Education: Innovations From The Field. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan (Ed, 2015), Promoting teacher reflection in language education: a framework for TESOL professionals (Routledge, 2015), From Trainee to Teacher: Reflective Practice For Novice Teachers (Equinox, 2016). Reflecting on Critical Incidents in Language Education. (With L. Baecher, Bloomsbury, 2017); Research on Reflective Practice in TESOL (Routledge, 2017). His webpage is:
Entrance of Building 3


Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (Kanda Gaigo Gakuin) in Tokyo, Bldg. 3, 7F, Plaza Azul 2-13-13 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8525 2 mins walk from JR Kanda Sta. West Exit, 3 mins walk from Tokyo Metro Kanda Sta. North Exit, 7 mins walk from Tokyo Metro Otemachi Sta. A2 Exit, Awajicho Sta. or Toei Subway Ogawamachi Sta. A1 Exit.

Kanda Gaigo Gakuin Map


Kanda University of International Studies

Graduate School, Tokyo Campus,
TESOL Program

Office:4F, Building 7, 2-13-13 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-8525, JAPAN