Critical friends group for EFL teachers’ professional development

Vo, Long Thanh and Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai (2010) Critical friends group for EFL teachers’ professional development. ELT Journal, 64 2: 205-213. doi:10.1093/elt/ccp025

Author Vo, Long Thanh
Nguyen, Hoa Thi Mai
Title Critical friends group for EFL teachers’ professional development
Journal name ELT Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0951-0893
Publication date 2010-04-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/elt/ccp025
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 64
Issue 2
Start page 205
End page 213
Total pages 9
Editor Keith Morrow
Place of publication Oxford, England, U. K.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject 1203 Language and Linguistics
3304 Education
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
Abstract For the best student outcomes, teachers need to engage in continuous professional development. As a result, models of teacher professional development have been developed,among which is the Critical Friends Group (CFG) technique.However,whether it works well with EFL teachers in an Asian context like Vietnam, where EFL teachers in particular do not seemto have the habit of working together, is as yet undiscovered. This study aimed to explore the experiences of a small group of Vietnamese EFL teachers during their participation in a CFG over one semester in a specific context in Vietnam. Through observations and interviews, this study offers insights into the participants’ experiences as well as the application of CFG as a model of EFL teacher professional development in Vietnam.
Keyword ELT
Teacher professional development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published online: April 17, 2009

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