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Using an argument-based approach, the aim of this subject is to learn developmental language program evaluation. The practice of program evaluation will be situated in several language education contexts with an emphasis on English as an Additional Language. Blended language programs, or those that seek to integrate technologies in face-to-face classrooms, is a focus of collaborative action research in data gathering. Topics will include argumentation, ethical considerations, working with key evaluation stakeholders, and the use and dissemination of evaluation outcomes.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- gain an understanding of the major concepts and issues in program evaluation with an emphasis on the language programs in particular
- identify major debates and trends in language program evaluation
- gain experience in using collaborative action research approaches for developmental language program evaluation.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed critical thinking and professional communication skills;
- be able to communicate and disseminate the outcomes of a collaborative project;
- understand the ethical and professional dimensions of work in language programs.
Last updated: 18 December 2020