AFL Teachers Reflective Practice in Indonesia: Connection Between Learning and Teaching | Al-Mumaarasah Al-In'ikaasiyyah li-Mu'allimiy Al-Lughah Al-'Arabiyyah Ka-Lughah Ajnaabiyyah fii Indunisiyya: Al-Rawaabith bayna Al-Ta'allum wa Al-Ta'liim

Ihsan Fauzi, Yayan Nurbayan, Nunung Nursyamsiah

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In Indonesia, currently Arabic teaching is predominantly teacher-centered and textbook-based. This study helps clarify how each reflective practice of Arabic as a foreign language (AFL) teachers can form and build their professional identity in teaching using sociocultural theory and reflective practice. The information gathered through narrative interviews shows that todays AFL teachers believe their teaching is a direct or indirect result of prior learning experiences. They reflect on the positive aspects of teaching languages at the time, including the teachers who significantly impact their teaching. Additionally, in this reflective practice, the negative aspects should also be taken into account, expecting that teachers will learn from them and not make the same errors in the future.


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AFL teachers; reflective practice; language teaching in Indonesia; language learning experience

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