A Reflection on a Teaching Practice: A Study on a Session of Teaching Practicum
State Institute of Islamic Studies Nurjati at Cirebon, West Java—Indonesia
A reflection on a teacher’s teaching can help the teacher see whether or not her/his teaching is good. On the other hand, the teacher can also learn many things, including the appropriateness of techniques in the teaching. Assisted by observers, the teacher can collect data on her/his teaching. This paper presents a report on a teaching practicum session where a (trainee) teacher was observed by 26 observers (a supervisor and twenty five peers). The topics of the discussion are lesson plan, trainee’s mastery of the lesson, trainee’s teaching techniques/performance, trainee’s classroom management, trainee’s use of English, and overall teaching score. As a reflection, the trainee teacher can get many lessons from his teaching.
Key words: reflection, teaching practice, peer teaching