In this unit students identify the needs of language teachers in pre-service and in-service courses and explore different models of teacher development. In the light of these models, participants consider ways of leading teachers to a fuller appreciation of language teaching goals, methods and activities. With a focus on experiential learning, prior knowledge and classroom interaction, participants have the opportunity to view, design and conduct workshop sessions on a range of topics and in different modes to meet particular goals and to provide self and peer critique on these training sessions.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
1 pair of group workshop presentation (20%); 1x2000wd group assignment (20%) and 1x3500wd workshop program writing (60%)
Richards, J.C., and Farrell, T.S.C.,(2005). Professional development for language teachers: strategies for teacher learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press