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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

EDUC5306M The Practice of Supporting Language Teacher Learning

15 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Laura Grassick
Email: L.J.Grassick@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: 1 Jun to 31 Jul, 1 May to 31 July View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Two years' language teaching experience.

Pre-requisites

EDUC5925MTeacher Education for TESOL

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- appraise critically current literature on the pedagogy of supported teacher learning;
- evaluate interventions and materials in teacher education informed by key concepts in the field;
- discuss the implications for pedagogical decisions and trainer skills development of various types of interventions designed to promote teacher learning;
- design an intervention appropriate for their context.

Syllabus

This module focuses specifically on those strategies in teacher education which can be used to support teacher's learning. We will analyse various ways of designing as well as implementing sessions, courses or programmes for teachers. To do this, we will draw on some key concepts in teacher education (for example, socio-cultural, expertise, or skill learning models of practitioner learning). We will also consider mentoring specifically and review recent literature on this.

The module aims to prepare you to make informed decisions for future work with teachers and raise awareness of some of the additional skills and knowledge needed by teachers becoming teacher educators.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture62.0012.00
Tutorial11.001.00
Private study hours137.00
Total Contact hours13.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

12 hours group inter-session tasks (2 hours per week)
22 (+/-) hours designing interventions
97 (+/-) hours reading and writing essay

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative session-by-session assessment, using session reaction slips, design task outcomes, session contributions and tutorials.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Assignment3,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/10/2020 15:29:26

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