THE USE OF LESSON TRANSCRIPTS FOR REFLECTIVE PRACTICE IN THE TURKISH EFL CONTEXT


İnan Karagül B., Aykut C.

5th International Social and Education Sciences Studies Congress , Balıkesir, Türkiye, 11 - 14 Temmuz 2019, ss.1-8

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Balıkesir
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-8

Özet

Teaching is a multidimensional task which requires teachers not only to share their knowledge with their students but also to evaluate the way they interact with their students and whether these interactions bring about positive learning outcomes. In this context, the role of teacher reflection becomes more significant. When previous studies on teacher reflective practice are considered, they mainly include different forms such as the use of diaries, observation, and student feedback. What is missing is real data coming from the actual classroom practices of teachers. In this respect, this study investigates the use of lesson transcripts including real classroom conversations recorded in the Turkish EFL context. To this end, 15 EFL teachers recorded the conversations in their own classrooms and focused on different aspects of teacher talk such as corrective feedback, teacher and student questions, and the use of L1. In the end, they wrote short reflective essays on the contribution of such an activity to their professional development. The findings of this study revealed that the participant teachers generally believed that such reflective practice have risen their awareness on their own use of teacher talk and teaching practice in general.