This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 26, Issue 7,
Author(s): Indika Liyanage, and Brendan John Bartlett, " From Autopsy to Biopsy: A Metacognitive View of Lesson Planning and Teacher Trainees in ELT", Pages 1362-1371, Copyright Elsevier (October 2010).
Many English Language Teacher trainees find it difficult to develop a lesson holistically and to maintain alignment across aims, procedural steps, and evaluation when planning and implementing a lesson.
The authors attempted to address this problem by establishing a model of trainees’ action that included their deliberate metacognitive structuring of a lesson both in planning and review phases.
Data from a first exploration of student thinking elicited by the model indicate positive shifts in trainees’ holistic thinking and a student-centeredness in the critical perspectives they took in both planning and review.