Re: teacher training report
Yesterday at 9:03 pm
Thank you so much for registeration.Well, here are some views that might help you develop your paper:
What is Teacher Training?
Teacher Training is a very special issue to tackle in Modern ELT. It refers to the process of learning how to put a set of ELT theories and approaches into practice. That is to say, the seriesof actions, skills, and strategies a teacher or a teacher trainee has to adopt and adapt to so asto successfuly aquire the ABCs of effective teaching inside the classroom.
Why choosing such an issue?
Teacher Training is a modern field of study in ELT. It is so developing and alive as the nature of ELT is. That's why choosing such a topic is so special and natural, especially as it is related tothe actual field of ELT as it is in action. Probing into such issues will surely develop our appliedknowledgeof ELT and make our researches so meaningful, so fruitful.
What to tackle in your Teacher Training research?
At first when you attend a classroom as an observer, you will have to jot down all that you haveobserved. That might include the following basic points:
1. The Observation Stage:
When you first attented a class, you probably noticed a number of elements related to theteaching atmosphere. These will include:A teacher in action; a group of students; settings; classroom (walls and displays,blackboard...etc); teaching materials (textbook, handouts, bookcase...etc)
Then you notice that the process through which the teacher goes through is not arbitrary, butthere is a plan with definite stages, clear objectives, timing, and other procedural steps. Theplan depends on the lesson being taught as well as the method being adopted. That is to say, ateacher my resort to a PPP procedure (presentation, practice, and production) in which he stratsa lesson presenting the target items to be taught, then after checking students understanding,the teacher moves on to the practice step engaging his students in some practical exercises,tasks and activities, then comes the production stage where students have to producesomething of their own production using what they have learned. A teacher may also resort toan OHE method in which he provides students with somes examples (e.g. a dialogue)highlighting the target items with different colours, then he lets students observe them and tryto come up with the rule. Later on the teacher provides students with some tasks to experimentthe rule they came up with. This later method is purely inductive as oposed to PPP which seemsa little bit deductive.
It has to do with a set of practices, choices, and decisions a teacher resort to to effectivelycontrol his classroom and meets his lesson objectives. The elements to be controlled in theclassroom are so many. These in cluse the following: