Payoffs and Pitfalls of Reflective Practice as Perceived by Novice EFL Teachers

Bayram I., Canaran Ö.

in: Exploring the Principles of Reflective Practice in ELT Research and Perspectives from Turkey, Bahar Gün,Evrim Üstünlüoğlu, Editor, Equinox Publishing Ltd., Ankara, pp.1, 2023

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
  • City: Ankara
  • Page Numbers: pp.1
  • Editors: Bahar Gün,Evrim Üstünlüoğlu, Editor
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


Chapter six is somewhat different from the others; in that it mainly focuses on teachers’ reflection of a Reflective Teaching and Learning Program (RTLP). Bayram and Canaran explore the perceptions of a group of novice EFL teachers on an RTLP in an in-service teacher education setting. The authors describe in detail the RTLP, the opportunities for teachers to enhance their reflective skills, and the participants’ perceptions on the effectiveness of the program.  Bayram and Canaran clearly explain the benefits and the challenges the teachers experienced throughout the program; and make suggestions on how to improve the program based on the feedback from the teachers. Institutions intending to offer a RTLP for their teachers would benefit from the light shed upon the design and conduct of such a PD program.