A study of EFL teacher expertise in lesson planning
Weiying Li, Faculty of Education, China ; Weicheng Zou, School of Foreign Languages, China
TATE Volume 66, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The research has explored EFL teachers' expertise in lesson planning by investigating the planning process through focus groups and interviews. It reveals that expert EFL teachers' performance in lesson planning features more fluency and efficiency, more concentration on learning process design and an M-M-M/F11M-M-M/F pattern refers to the way expert EFL teachers select teaching activities in lesson planning. The three MS are short for Meaning-focused activities respectively at pre-, while- and post-reading stages, while F refers to Form-focused activities at the post-reading stage. pattern of activity selection. Their performance is compatible with and underpinned by expert EFL teachers' knowledge about pedagogy.
Li, W. & Zou, W. (2017). A study of EFL teacher expertise in lesson planning. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 66(1), 231-241. Elsevier Ltd.