Norwich Institute for Language Education (NILE)
Online: MA Elective Module - Trainer Development
Price Range £143.75 per week
Beginners Not for beginners
Class Size 16 maximum
Course Length 8 weeks
Town / City & Region , Central England
Tuition Style Combination of Group and One to One Tuition
Tuition Hours Per Week 0.0
Ages 18 - 65
This module will familiarise you with the skills and qualities needed by teacher trainers and 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 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.
This course will cover some or all of the following aspects:
• Approaches and methods in teacher training and education
• Facilitation in training
• A review of commonly available training materials
• Designing training materials
• Needs analysis for INSETT
• The importance of context in training: monolingual or multilingual
• Classroom action research
• Advising and supporting teachers
• Models of observation and supervision
• Teachers’ professional life cycles and Continuing Professional Development
• Teacher training course design and management
• Evaluation in training contexts
This course will extend the participants' understanding and critical awareness of:
• The skills and qualities needed by teacher trainers and teacher educators
• How to evaluate a selection of published training materials
• The different requirements of pre-service and in-service training courses
• Good practice and a range of models in the areas of classroom observation & supervision and in mentoring
• Ways of setting up action research as a tool for investigating classroom practice
• How to design and try out training materials for a specific context
• How to design a short in-service training course for a specific context
• Issues in managing INSETT: staffing, resources, etc.
• Different models and practices in the area of Continuing Professional Development for language teachers
A portfolio (50%) containing TWO of the following three options:
1. A criterion-referenced evaluation of a piece of published training material in relation to a specified context
2. A piece of self-produced training material for use on an INSETT course in a specific context, accompanied by a rationale and post-use evaluation
3. A reflective report on a classroom observation and follow-up supervision session in either a PRESETT or an INSETT context
A fully worked out design for a short In-Service Course for a specific context, including a rationale, a means of evaluation and a full statement of staffing and resource provision (50%).
Who should apply
• You should ideally have a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, plus language teaching experience and the level of English needed for successful completion of a course of study at postgraduate level. You may also be considered if you have extensive language teaching experience but few or no formal qualifications
• Completion of the Core Module or equivalent in accredited prior learning (although in exceptional circumstances a student might be permitted to study for this module prior to the Core Module)
How to apply
In order to take an MA module, you need to enrol for the MA programme. This does not commit you to taking the entire qualification, and you can pay for each module as you apply for it. Please note that it is usual to start with the core module but do contact the Registrar for advice if necessary.
• Complete the online application process for the NILE postgraduate program (you will need to include a copy of your CV with your application)
• The Registrar will then contact you in order to obtain evidence of your qualifications, details of your referees and proof of your English language level (IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC etc.)
• Your application will then be forwarded to the Academic Director for approval
Once your application has been approved, you will be invited to make your first payment online. Once we have received notification of this payment, the Registrar will send you confirmation of your module enrolment, pre-course information and accommodation details, if required.