* Reading Group #1. Richards & Farrell 2005

The first reading group for the Professional Development SIG will undertake:

Richards, Jack C. & Thomas S.C. Farrell (2005). Professional Development for Language Teachers: Strategies for Teacher Learning. Cambridge University Press.

The Preliminary schedule for the group is:

Jun 10-20. Acquire books. Read Chapter 1 (The nature of teacher education). This chapter is available online at the Cambridge books website, from the Readings page in the KOTESOL Professional Development SIG area of the KOTESOL website - http://www.koreatesol.org/content/readings-online

Jun 20-23 (Friday-Sunday). Post your initial comments on Chapter 1 in the Yahoogroup.

Jun 24-26. Comment on initial postings for chapter 1 and read Chapter 7 (Teaching portfolios). This chapter is available online at the Professor Jack Richards website, linked from the Readings page in the KOTESOL Professional Development SIG area of the KOTESOL website - http://www.koreatesol.org/content/readings-online

Jun 27-29 (Thursday-Saturday). Post your initial comments on Chapter 7 in the Yahoogroup.

Jun 30- July 4 (Sunday-Thursday). Comment on initial postings for Chapter 7 and previous, and read Chapter 6 (Peer observation). This chapter is available online at the Professor Jack Richards website, linked from the Readings page in the KOTESOL Professional Development SIG area of the KOTESOL website - http://www.koreatesol.org/content/readings-online

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