The book is an essential introduction to the indispensable steps in teacher train-
ing and development, largely based on the notion of the teacher as ‘reflective practi-
tioner’ – someone who reflects on the practice of their profession as a way of devel-
oping their expertise in it. The book shows how the notion of ‘reflective practitioner’
can provide a coherent framework that links theory and practice. It will help inexpe-
rienced teachers gain confidence in establishing sound working practices and give
more experienced teachers ideas to refresh their routines.
With its specific focus on English language teaching, it is a unique methodology
book, and an ideal preparation resource for students of English language pedagogy
at the Master’s level of university programs.
The resource book’s primary purpose is therefore to provide new teachers with
the basic teaching skills, background knowledge and awareness that will subsequent-
ly enable them to develop and fine-tune what they do in the classroom. Incorporating
the latest (practical) developments in the area of teacher training, it is divided into
user-friendly sections on ‘Teaching practice’, covering planning TP, classroom obser-
vation to help trainees get the most from lesson observations, lesson planning, giv-
ing feedback on teaching, etc. The second section is an indispensable collection of
the documents that help student-teachers, mentors and teacher trainers organise
and navigate the process of teaching practice. With its broad bird’s eye perspective, it
offers comprehensive guidance on making the transition from learning to teaching
and clear guidance on ongoing professional development.