Curriculum Design and Teacher Development (distance)

This module focuses on two main areas of language teaching professional practice: curriculum development (involving the evaluation and design of teaching materials, syllabuses and courses), and the related concern of how the learning of new teaching approaches by language teachers can best be facilitated. Both areas of work are informed by the study of concepts concerning the context of English language education and the innovation implementation process, as well as their practical implications. The overall aim of the module is to provide an introduction to the theory, research and practice involved in designing and implementing effective systems for student and teacher learning.