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This paper explores ways of incorporating reflective practice and experiential learning in teacher education. Many examples are drawn from the book Understanding Teaching Through Learning (Kurzweil and Scholl 2007), the first in the series of teacher education books called School for International Training Frameworks for Language Teaching. These examples illustrate ways in which teacher educators can support rich meaningful learning experiences. Specifically, I look at the impact of reflective practice as outlined by Dewey (1910) and Rogers (2002), the variety of experiences that can be used in teacher education, and how ideas from experts in the field can be incorporated into teacher education without being prescriptive.


Teacher Education and Professional Development