Collaboration in ILTERG has also led to production of an extra output: A workbook for prospective teachers about critical incidents in Practicum.
The workbook is intended for prospective English teachers who are preparing to enter the profession and will be teaching English to non-native speakers. This resource can be valuable for school experience courses which are offered in the fourth year of teacher education programmes to help student teachers deepen their perspectives about the contexts they will be working at. In this workbook, we present cases of 52 non-native novice English language teachers working with diverse student populations in different regions of Turkey and Poland, such as the Eastern, South-Eastern, Black Sea, Marmara, Pomeranian, and Slupsk regions.
This collection represents an examination of socio-culturally different cases in terms of learners, parents, heads, teaching materials, and collaboration with teachers of other subject matter and school counsellors. Both Turkish and Polish teachers and other non-native teachers will be able to find similarities in their own teaching contexts. Each case reflects the story of an English language teacher trying to cope with challenges in the workplace.
The workbook can be used in School Experience and Practicum courses in ELT departments.
A copy of the workbook is below: