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LN5030: PSYCHOLOGY OF WELL-BEING IN LANGUAGE TEACHING (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 Aug 2021 09:31


Course Overview

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.

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?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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. Students will develop an ability to identify factors that promote well-being in the classroom and an ability to select and evaluate measures that can be taken to promote well-being in their own professional life.


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 10 - 14

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written and oral feedback

Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Multiple Choice Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written and oral feedback

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

3,000 Word Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Feedback Written
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionAnalyseDifferentiate between fixed mindset and growth mindset practices in the classroom and assess the appropriateness of their use.
ReflectionEvaluateUnderstand complex interactions among stressors, cognitive appraisal processes, physiological responses and behaviours that are used to cope with the stressors in teaching.
ProceduralApplyIdentify common teaching and learning-related stressors in a language classroom
ProceduralApplyApply knowledge and skills to their teaching pedagogy.
ProceduralAnalyseIdentify and examine ways of promoting well-being in the language teaching context.
ReflectionEvaluatereflect on their own experience of engaging with mindfulness-based approaches to well-being

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