2013 年 43 巻 p. 61-70
This paper examines journal writing by two Japanese teachers of English in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of reflective practice and the principles behind it. It reveals important parameters for effective journal writing such as second-order self-observation/description, revision, mentor, audience, purpose, and use of proper nouns. We argue that understanding these features may make journal writing more principled for effective reflective practice. We also take the issue of language choice and report that despite the catchphrase of "English for communication" English has not yet become a means of communication among English teachers in Japan for their professional development.