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LN5023: THEORIES OF LEARNING (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:47


Course Overview

This course will focus on key concepts, hypotheses and models related TESOL-oriented theories of learning, including behaviourist, cognitive and socio-cultural perspectives. The structure of this course will facilitate development of and reflection on teaching beliefs and teaching philosophy. Strengths and weaknesses of common learning theories will be identified and their applicability to the English language teaching context will be examined.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Agni Connor

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either MSc Tesol or Master Of Science In Tesol
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will focus on key concepts, hypotheses and models related TESOL-oriented theories of learning, including behaviourist, cognitive and socio-cultural perspectives. The structure of this course will facilitate development of and reflection on teaching beliefs and teaching philosophy. Strengths and weaknesses of common learning theories will be identified and their applicability to the English language teaching context will be examined.

Course Aims

Students will:
1. develop an in-depth understanding of TESOL-oriented learning theories.
2. evaluate a range of theories of learning using authentic language data and existing research,
3. critically reflect on the potential applications of learning theories in the EFL classroom context,
4. relate the existing research on learning theories to teaching practice in the classroom,
5. analyse how learning theories and principles relate to their beliefs about EFL teaching.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Meeting during University week9
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 15 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 15 - 19

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

2 hour test

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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