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14 March 2019

Ensuring development during CELTA lesson feedback

Olga Connolly, BKC-International House Moscow, Russia


My talk was a report of a two-year study, which was the basis of my Master’s dissertation investigating the correlation between CELTA tutors’ beliefs about their developmental role in post-lesson feedback and the realisation of these beliefs in practice. To do the research I analysed the recorded feedback sessions using a set of criteria devised as a result of the literature review. They reflected the trainers’ influence on the four educational constituents that contribute to development: attitude, awareness, knowledge and skills (Freeman, 1989). My research showed that feedback addressed all of them and was largely developmental.