The Effects of Writing Sequential Reflections on Graduate TEFL Students’ Instructional Planning

By Anchalee Jansem.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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This paper discusses the effects of writing sequential reflections on graduate Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) students’ instructional planning. The improvement of lesson plans including objectives, perceived teachers’ roles, accommodations for diverse learners, and other components are illustrated. The authorr conducted the study on the basis of a teacher as researcher who inspired her graduate students that they possessed their internal power as learners and self-efficacy educational agents. Her research study will also uncover how Thai graduate students perceived “reflection” that is new to the Thai educational context and cultural norms. The findings indicated that Thai graduate students gradually immersed themselves in the reflective practice, starting from getting confused to having a number of concerns and taking reflection into consideration respectively. Although the study lacks generalizablity, the findings could shed light on an alternative for professional development in education in Thailand.

Keywords: Reflection, Instructional Planning

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.23-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 588.756KB).

Dr. Anchalee Jansem

Lecturer and Faculty Member in the Graduate School, Department of Western Languages, Faculty of Humanities, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Anchalee Jansem holds a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction granted by Illinois State University, and Masters’ Degree in TESOL from the University of South Australia. She has been teaching in all educational levels, from a primary school to universities. She is a native speaker of Thai teaching English as a Foreign Language in her home country. Her interests include methodology in ESL and EFL, and classroom research in international contexts.

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