MA in Learning and Teaching
(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
(English for Specific Purposes)

Course details

The WIUT MA in Learning and Teaching, MA in Learning and Teaching (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), MA in Learning and Teaching (English for Specific Purposes) is a unique Masters degree course designed to support practicing teachers and teacher leaders who aim at being change agents, ambassadors and future leaders in the education field.


Aims of the course

The course aims to produce ambassadors for learning & teaching and future leaders in this field. It will equip students with knowledge and skills to address the current issues in learning and teaching in Uzbekistan and similar contexts. It will be focused on deepening the understanding of learner-centred and technology-enhanced approaches to learning, teaching and assessment.

The study of the fundamental pedagogical concepts and theories will be enhanced by a practical approach so that students are able to immediately put their learning outcomes into practice. It is expected that the course will be a life-changing experience for students on this course. It will nourish participants’ engagement in action-based research promoting learner autonomy and life-long learning. It will strengthen a community of teachers and researchers capable of contributing to learning and teaching scholarship activity, both nationally and internationally. The course will contribute to foster the development of professional attitude to learning and teaching. Students will develop and improve the quality of learning and teaching through self-reflection and self-assessment. The course will be a satisfying and enjoyable professional journey.

Pathways
The MA in Learning and Teaching has two pathways which are highlighted below:
The MA in Learning and Teaching is awarded for 180 credits
Core modules (120 credits)
Module title
Credits
Supporting Student Learning
20
Assessment matters
20
Developing Educational Research Practices 
20
Dissertation/Project 
60
 

The MA in Learning and Teaching (with TESOL and ESP pathways) will enable students to progress from a critical and reflexive practitioner to an advanced scholarly practitioner with a deeper and broader view of education. Students will engage in educational research through the dissertation/project and will have opportunities to specialise in aspects of practice through the optional modules. As such the course will: 

  • Support engagement with pedagogic issues in specific disciplines through curriculum design and assessment so that students can demonstrate a deep and systematic understanding of current approaches to learning;
  • Prepare students for the effective and responsible conduct of research into educational issues and practices enabling them to critically analyse complex educational challenges using data in order to define needs and prioritise actions for key stakeholders;
  • Provide opportunities to engage in further CPD opportunities promoting external recognition of scholarship and research and strengthening the professional community locally and internationally;
  • Provide support and enhancement of the professional skills with a strong focus on technology enhanced teaching and application of complex and specialised knowledge to the field of education.

 

What will you be expected to achieve?  

 

Knowledge and understanding

Specific skills

Key transferable skills

Entry requirements

Formal Higher Education

English language requirement

Work/Professional Experience

Interview

Please Note: even if you meet our minimum admission requirements, we cannot guarantee you a place on the course.