This is an introductory course for Hungarian and non-Hungarian (ERASMUS) students who have to take part in educational research or have to write academic essays on pedagogy. The course is for students who are in the 2nd year of their studies (out of 3 years of degree course). The course is 24 hrs (one term) and compulsory for future teachers (classroom teachers, pre-school teachers and students who attend infant and early childhood education courses). The presented course material contains the syllabus, compulsory and recommended readings (bibliography)and also links of online available periodicals about the topics. The course is usually (not in pandemic times) a seminar, where students can discuss the syllabus topics one by one. The aim of the course is to make to student familiar with educational research and its academic vocabulary, methodologies by presenting samples and providing tasks to try in practice. This is the basic course for future teachers to acquire the language of pedagogy. The syllabus deals with the general characteristic features of academic articles on pedagogy, critical reading and interpretation, what is a hypothesis and how to make a research plan.
Capacity to match the needs of lecturers and students
The provided tangible improvements
The capacity to motivate students to improve their language skills
Effectiveness in introducing innovative, creative and previously unknown approaches to LSP learning
Measurement of the transferable potential and possibility to be a source of further capitalisation/application for other language projects in different countries
Skills assessment and validation
Availability of appropriate tools for lecturers to monitor students’ progress and for students to assess own progress and to reflect on learning
Flexibility of the contents and possibilities for the LSP lecturers to adapt the contents to their and to students’ need
Assess the technical usability from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
Assess the accessibility from the point of view of the lecturer and the student
The course needs good command of English (C1), but with general B2 level of English and some background knowledge on pedagogy with hard work it can be successfully completed in a seminar form.
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