A Review of Studies on Clinical Supervision, and Reflective Teaching as Professional Development Activities


Yazici E., Sarigöz I. H.

2nd ILTERG Conference, Ankara, Turkey, 16 - 17 October 2020

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Unpublished
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey

Abstract

This article reviewed recent research in professional development of English teachers with a specific focus on clinical supervision, and reflective teaching. For this purpose, it examined the studies published in various journals between 2009 to 2019 to identify the general inclination in professional development studies on clinical supervision, and reflective teaching in terms of focus, general aim, research design, context, participants, and data collection, and to investigate recent trends and issues regarding clinical supervision, and reflective teaching in professional development of English teachers. Qualitative analysis revealed that there is a need for more professional development studies of English teachers, particularly concerning clinical supervision, reflective teaching, and there can be more studies utilizing mixed-methods research design, and more studies can be conducted in other levels of education like primary or secondary schools. In addition, there can be more studies carried out with prospective English teachers rather than in-service English teachers, studies to be conducted can include more participants, and some other data collection tools can be employed as well as questionnaire, and interview.