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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM269: Developing Language Teachers

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

  1. To introduce fundamental concepts and good practice in teacher education
  2. To critically examine approaches and procedures in language teacher education
  3. To familiarise students with the concept of reflection and its relevance to teacher developmentĀ 
  4. To engage in active critical reflection of the professional work being done by self and others.
  5. To consider issues in the design of a teacher education and development programmes with reference to sociocultural and socio-political contexts.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a thorough and critical understanding of the principles and techniques involved in language teacher education.
2. Demonstrate a systematic approach to the design of tasks for teacher education with reference to a specific context.
3. Develop a thorough understanding of the concept of reflection and reflective practitioner and its relevance to language teacher education and development.
4. Apply a critical understanding of the implications of the changing socio-political dimensions of TESOL contexts for teachers' professional identities.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Undertake a critical analysis of teacher education practices informed by theoretical insights regarding TESOL teacher development.
6. Apply the concept of reflective practitioner to an exploration of their own professional development individually, collaboratively and institutionally
Personal and Key Skills7. Engage in independent and cooperative learning with peers from different cultural and pedagogic backgrounds, as evidenced through group discussion.
8. Critically reflect on academic literature in the field of teacher education with specific reference to specific contexts
9. Identify and organise material to produce, to a deadline, a sound analysis of theoretical concepts related to the field and their application to a specific context