Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
The course aims to help students develop a theoretical and practical understanding of psychological, physiological and environmental factors that influence the well-being of language teachers and learners. Course is an elective course for the MSc in TESOL.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
The language teaching profession can be very gratifying, but it may also be challenging at times. This course will allow students to explore the theoretical underpinnings of the complex interplay among psychological and environmental factors that influence the well-being of language teachers and learners. While doing so, students will examine strategies that can be used to promote well-being in the language teaching context. Common teaching- and learning-related stressors in the language classroom will be discussed and mindfulness-based strategies of coping with them will be explored and reflected on. The students will revisit their teaching pedagogy from the perspective of their own well-being as well as that of their language learners.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: One 1500-word essay (60%), multiple choice test (40%).
Resit: 3000-word essay (100%).
There are no assessments for this course.
Written and oral feedback.