Welcome to Reflective Inquiry

“We have only to read a few pages of this book to sense the author’s respect for teachers and his desire to provide them with new ways of approaching their profession…Farrell, a former teacher of English as a second language (ESL), is now a widely read author and a respected teacher educator and professor of applied linguistics. He grounds this study in his experience in the classroom as well as on research in his areas of professional expertise.” (Ann Williams, Modern Language Journal)

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Grants (Sole Research Investigator):

  • SSHRC Insight Grant (2020-2023/4): $68,183: Exploring The Lived Experiences Of Early Career ESL Teachers.
  • SSHRC Insight Grant (2014-2017/8): $81,968: Novice ESL Teacher Induction In The First Year of Teaching
  • SSHRC Standards Grant (2009-2012/3): $53,673: Professional Development Through Reflective Practice

World’s Most Impactful Researchers’ List (2019, Stanford University, 100,000 most-cited authors):

Professor Tom Farrell who has been recognized in the world’s most impactful researchers list. The list, compiled by researchers at Stanford University, identifies researchers whose work was widely cited by others – an indication of a researcher’s impact on their field

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Book Series Editor: English Language Teacher Development [ELTD] Series TESOL USA: https://bookstore.tesol.org/-book_collection-940.php

Book Series Editor: Reflective Practice In Language Education. Equinox Publishers, UK: https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/reflective-practice-language-education/

Co-Founding Journal Editor (with Zia Tajeddin): Second Language Teacher Education, Equinox Publishers (UK): https://journal.equinoxpub.com/SLTE/

Book Series Co-editor (with Zia Tajeddin): Studies in Language Teacher Education, Springer: Studies in Language Teacher Education | Book series home (springer.com)

Podcast On Teacher Education: