VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2019

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Teaching Reflective Concept to University Students From Rural Areas in Vietnam Using Facebook and Moodle
Hien Minh Thi Tran, Farshid Anvari, Hien Dieu Thi Phan

Building: Library
Room: D303
Date: 2019-10-12 09:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Last modified: 2019-09-19

Abstract


Reflection and reflective practices are widely taught and practiced within the education discipline. To facilitate reflective practice among educators and professional staff in Australia and drawing on the literature and our teaching experiences, we have developed a reflective cycle framework that consists of five actions: Describe, Analyse, Transform, Act and Evaluate (DATAE framework) and we have used it in developing our teaching materials since 2013.  In this presentation, we demonstrate how we have applied DATAE framework, using Facebook and Moodle as tools, to instil reflective practice into second-year university students of English language at Quang Nam University, Tam Ky, Vietnam, while teaching them English grammar and compositions. In particular, we will: (1) highlight how we used social constructive theory and reflective practice in teaching and learning to develop DATAE framework, (2) describe how we design online course materials using DATAE framework to promote reflective learning among two classes of 40 second-year undergraduate students each, (3) explain how we empowered 80 students who were mainly from rural areas in Vietnam to engage in learning English online with educators from Australia during 2018 and 2019, (4) show how technologies such as Facebook and Moodle can enhance English language teaching and learning, (5) play videos made by the students to show evidence of the progress of their learning, (6) reflect on our online teaching experience, and (7) provide recommendations for future online teaching and learning.

Keywords


reflective practice;empowerment;engagement;facebook;moodle;learning style