FOŘTOVÁ, Nicola Catherine. Changing the Paradigm : A very practical MA. In James Thomas. International Language Symposium Brno : The 2017 Papers. First Edition. Brno, Czechia: Versatile, 2018. p. 34-41. ISBN 978-80-907060-0-2.
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Original name Changing the Paradigm : A very practical MA
Authors FOŘTOVÁ, Nicola Catherine (203 Czech Republic, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition First Edition. Brno, Czechia, International Language Symposium Brno : The 2017 Papers, p. 34-41, 8 pp. 2018.
Publisher Versatile
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Original language English
Type of outcome Proceedings paper
Field of Study 50301 Education, general; including training, pedagogy, didactics [and education systems]
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form printed version "print"
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14210/18:00104742
Organization unit Faculty of Arts
ISBN 978-80-907060-0-2
Keywords in English MA Internal teaching practice; practical changing paradigm
Tags rivok
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. Zuzana Matulíková, učo 405304. Changed: 3/4/2019 09:13.
Abstract
Changing the paradigm : A very practical MA Masters in ELT equip teachers with the theoretical grounding necessary to underpin decisions made in the classroom. However, do MAs sufficiently marry theory with practice? This paper details the how the MA in English language and learning for secondary schools at Masaryk University in Brno was re-designed to become more practical in nature and thus better prepare our trainees for the classroom itself. Trainees now have to complete our so-called “internal teaching practice”, where they teach once a week for a semester. This enables them to actually put into practice the substance of the pre-requisite coursework in a safe environment where they can develop. We are now able to send our trainees out to school with training in linguistics, classroom management and the micro-skills that are compatible with current trends in ELT. If we want to produce the best teachers, we need to forearm them with both the theory on which to base their decisions in the classroom, as well as the practice of actually teaching. Changing the paradigm from the theoretical to the practical is what MA courses need in order to equip the next generation of ELT professionals for the journey ahead of them.
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