VietTESOL International Convention, VietTESOL International Convention 2019

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TEACHER APPRAISAL AND LEARNER FEEDBACK ON TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PRACTICES
Nhan Thanh Do, Ngoc Nguyen Bao Huynh

Building: Library
Room: Lobby - 3rd Floor
Date: 2019-10-11 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM
Last modified: 2019-09-19

Abstract


The number of English learners is on the rise and English teachers need to be well-equipped with knowledge and flexibility so that they could have the best practices in their classroom. The teachers being appraised and getting feedback are able to adapt to different teaching contexts and to ensure that their students have profound understandings of what is taught thanks to increased motivation and recognition. The major aim of teacher appraisal and learner feedback is to develop teachers in order to improve their delivery of lessons in schools. The effectiveness of the process of teacher appraisal and learner feedback is, however, dependent on the perceptions of the teachers themselves. Teacher appraisal gives teachers motivation to move forward, but in some cases, it creates an invisible barrier for teachers as a result of their subjective thought. Likewise, feedback from students proved to be positive occasionally affects teachers in negative manners. With a view to addressing this problem, a study in this field was conducted with both qualitative and quantitative methods of research, which were employed to give answers to the mentioned question, namely questionnaires and interviews. These instruments were delivered to 7 high school teachers, 18 English teachers and 100 students at an English language centre in Can Tho. The study aimed to identify whether teachers develop profession and accordingly assist English teachers in realizing how appraisal affects teachers’ feeling and how to adjust their practices in the real settings exposed to learner feedback

Keywords


teacher appraisal, learner feedback, teacher professional development