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ET977 - Teacher Education & Development

  • Module code: ET977
  • Module name: Teacher Education & Development
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is intended for students who are involved in, or expect to become involved in teacher training and development. The module will introduce issues related to the design of courses of teacher training or teacher development. We consider how teachers can be involved in a reflective and active process. We will consider different needs in pre-service and in-service contexts. Attention is also given to topics such as the organisation and conduct of teaching practice, the use of observation within teacher education, the supervision of teachers and teachers in training, the assessment of teaching skills, and the development of teachers’ beliefs and critical thinking. Teacher training and development for ELT is the specialist focus but within the wider educational context of all teacher training. We provide experiences in collaborative styles of mentoring and co-operative development.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have developed an understanding of the range of challenges presented by teacher training/development for ELT and the practical skills to work effectively within this professional activity. Students will be able to articulate relevant theory, current issues and good practice in teacher development; consider the design of courses for teacher development ( pre-service and in-service) and explore principles of good practice in conducting such courses; appreciate how Micro-training can help explore a wide range of activities which may be used for the developmental of professional education

Timetabled teaching activities

2 hours per week in Term 2, made up of input sessions and discussion and workshop activities

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ma/modules/

Other essential notes

15 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET977-15)
A (Assessed work only) Essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
Optional
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 3