Reflection on Teachers’ Personal and Professional Growth Through a Materials Development Seminar

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Astrid Núñez Pardo
María Fernanda Téllez Téllez


This qualitative action research study explores the role of reflection on teachers’ personal and professional growth through the methodology used in the Materials Development Seminar in the Master’s Programme in Education with Emphasis on English Didactics at a private university in Colombia. The project was carried out with 31 English as a Foreign Language Teachers. The instruments for data gathering were a survey and a written reflection. The findings suggest that reflection is critical in raising teachers’ awareness of personal and professional growth, creating a reflective learning environment and a positive affective state. Additionally, a number of English as a foreign language teachers became text developers with a recognised Colombian publishing house.

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Núñez Pardo, A., & Téllez Téllez, M. F. (2015). Reflection on Teachers’ Personal and Professional Growth Through a Materials Development Seminar. HOW Journal, 22(2), 54-74.
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Astrid Núñez Pardo, Universidad Externado de Colombia

Astrid Núñez Pardo, a professor in the Master’s Programme in Education at Universidad Externado de Colombia, is currently pursuing her PhD in Education at UPTC (Colombia). She holds an MA in Education, a Specialisation in International Economics, a BA in Hotel and Tourism Business Management from Universidad Externado de Colombia, and a Diploma in Linguistic Studies from the University of Essex (UK).

María Fernanda Téllez Téllez, Universidad Externado de Colombia

María Fernanda Téllez Téllez, a professor in the Master’s Programme in Education at Universidad Externado de Colombia, is pursuing her PhD in Education at UPTC (Colombia). She holds an MA in Education from Universidad Externado de Colombia, a BA in Business Administration from Fundación Universitaria San Martín, and a BA in Modern Languages from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia).


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