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Book: Reflective Practice in ELT

Chapter: Six Principles of Reflective Practice

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.33698


This chapter outlines and discuss six principles of reflective practice. Principle 1: Reflective Practice is Holistic; Principle 2: Reflective Practice is Evidence-Based; Principle 3: Reflective Practice Involves Dialogue; Principle 4: Reflective Practice Bridges Principles & Practices; Principle 5: Reflective practice Requires a Disposition to Inquiry; Principle 6: Reflective Practice is A Way of Life. These principles show how the important concept of reflective practice is not just a collection of methods to ‘fix’ perceived problems related to teaching. The the six principles outlined and discussed in this chapter point to the depth associated with reflection that starts with the teacher-as-person and extends into and beyond the classroom to encompass a teacher’s career and life.

Chapter Contributors

  • Thomas Farrell ( - book-auth-418) 'Brock University'