The Critical Language Reflection Tool: Promoting Critical Reflection and Critical Consciousness in TESOL Educators
Critical reflection is an integral part of the teaching and learning process that requires educators to reflect on their assumptions and practices to promote equity in their classrooms. While critical reflection practices and frameworks have been proposed in teacher education, a TESOL-specific tool that engages with the unique complexities of world Englishes has not been developed. The current chapter, thus, engages in critical praxis by providing an evidence-based, step-by-step reflection tool for TESOL educators to enact inquiry. The reflection tool is called the critical language reflection tool, which offers open-ended questions surrounding assumption analysis, contextual awareness, and reflection-based action. Moreover, it applies a critical lens to the TESOL international teaching standards to help TESOL educators and teacher educators foster critical consciousness in TESOL classroom contexts.
Miyake-Trapp, J. & Wong, K. M. (2022). “The Critical Language Reflection Tool: Promoting critical reflection and critical consciousness in TESOL educators” in Crawford, J. & Filback, R. A. (Eds.), TESOL Guide for Critical Praxis in Teaching, Inquiry, and Advocacy (pp.205-222). IGI Global, Hershey, PA. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-8093-6.ch010