Reflexive practice: Evaluation of an advisor professional development programme

Scheduling Details
Presentation Date
Fri, September 07, 2:45 pm
Final Time
3:15 pm
Presentation Room
1020
Presentation Format
Short paper (30 minutes)
Presenter Details
Presenter(s)
Huw Davies (Kanda University of International Studies)
Abstract
Abstract
Advising involves co-constructing knowledge with students through reflective dialogue. Advisors need to cultivate a skill set which goes beyond language teaching to include knowledge from many other disciplines. In this presentation, I investigate the background of a professional development (PD) programme at a self-access centre in Japan, its implementation and interview data from new and experienced advisors. I explain the benefits of a mentor system to encourage advisor development. I contend that PD practices should be dialogic and reflective, so choice should be given to advisors to choose topics and activities, although content must not lose sight of student need.
Presentation No
48