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ET9B3 - Innovations in TESOL Methodology

  • Module code: ET9B3
  • Module name: Innovations in TESOL Methodology
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims, in the first instance, to enhance students' abilities to consider innovation in TESOL from a critical perspective in relation to their own teaching context (including questioning of the notion / value of innovation from historical and research perspectives). They will also be encouraged to plan small-scale data collection interventions as a basis for innovation. On these foundations, they will be introduced to a wide variety of recent innovations for critical appraisal during the second half of the course. They will also learn how to 'manage' innovation, in the sense of understanding and controlling factors known to increase chances of an innovation being successful.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to demonstrate general understanding of the concepts of innovation and appropriate methodology; develop a principled approach to bringing about change, when desired, in their own teaching; critically evaluate various possible ideas for innovation, with reference to their own context; understand the complexity of innovation, including needs to 'manage' it.

Timetabled teaching activities

8 x 2 hour lectures, 8 x 1 hour seminars

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Other essential notes

15 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET9B3-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3000 word written assignment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught TESOL (X9PR) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1