This module will familiarise you with the skills and qualities needed by teacher educators and raise your awareness of different models and practices in the area of Continuing Professional Development. You will evaluate and design your own materials as well as a short, in-service or pre-service training course for a specific context, and look at issues in managing INSETT. The different requirements of pre- and in-service training courses will be examined as well as good practice in classroom observation, supervision and mentoring.

This module carries 30 credits.

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" The course design was very interesting . The articles,activities,videos used for input was very comprehensive . Our course tutor Kate was very supportive and her questioning and summary of units provided a lot of opportunities for in-depth reflection. "

Fatima - 2019

Is this course for you?

 
Location: Online
 
Experience: Degree. language teaching experience
 
Language Level: B2/C1 or higher
 
Course dates:
15 January - 20 March 2024
8 April - 12 June 2024
16 September - 20 November 2024
 
Certification:
Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or MA awarded by University of Chichester
 
Course Length: 8 weeks (+ 1 week break)
 
Course fees: £1210
 
Minimum age: 18
 
Max class size: 18
 
Tutor-led and highly interactive
 
Live and asynchronous eLearning platforms
 
Specialist ELT eLibrary
 
Accredited by AQUEDUTO

Course content

 
How teachers learn
 
Qualities and skills teacher educators need
 
Teachers’ professional life cycles and Continuing Professional Development
 
Making use of supportive trainer talk
 
Teacher education session planning and design
 
Planning and evaluating teacher education courses
 
Lesson observation and feedback
 
Reflecting on own learning and future development

Assessment (written after completion of the course and supervised at distance by tutors):

A portfolio (50%) containing TWO out of the following three options:

  1. A critical analysis of supportive trainer talk.
  2. Production or analysis of an in-house developmental scheme for monitoring and/or supervision of a specified group of teachers.
  3. A piece of self-produced training material for use on an INSETT or PRESETT course in a specific context, accompanied by a rationale and evaluation.

A main 3,000 word assignment (50%) consisting of a fully worked out design for a short in-service or pre-service course for a specific context, including a rationale, a means of evaluation and a statement of staffing and resource provision.

" I appreciated most how personalised it was as our course tutor strived to respond to all our comments, concerns and questions. "

Viktor - 2019

 

Further Information

Online courses are broken down into individual units and activities, forming a clear structure. Tasks will be interactive, involving voice chat, forums and community walls, and they will utilize a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos. Participants need a computer, a headset (with microphone) and an Internet connection. You can do much of the course on a tablet or mobile device, but will need a computer for certain activities.

All participants have access to NILE’s extensive ELT e-library and the NILE digital Tasks are interactive, involving live online sessions, forums and community walls, and utilise a range of multimedia including images, audio files and videos.

All NILE’s courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.

MA Module Leader: Kate Gregson

Kate Gregson NILE Kate has worked with NILE since 2016 as a MAPDLE supervisor and tutor on various training courses for NILE Online, as well as MAPDLE modules and other tailor-made courses. She works freelance from France, where she now lives, and has worked in ELT and teacher development in South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe for over 25 years, more than half of which have involved roles in pre- and/or in-service training, teacher management and teacher supervision in different contexts.

Kate has a master’s degree in Teaching English to Young Learners from the University of York, and holds a DELTA and CTEFLA. Her particular area of interest is in curriculum development, and she is often involved in curriculum reform projects and training. She volunteers with the IATEFL YLTSIG as joint publications editor and has published various reviews of methodology titles for the IATEFL YLTSIG and for the ELT Journal and other articles. She also co-wrote a chapter for the Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners.


Available dates:

Course dates Location Course length
8 April - 12 June 2024 Online 8 weeks
16 September - 20 November 2024 Online 8 weeks