Proposal Title

Graduates' Perceptions of How Teaching and Learning Were Facilitated in a Master'S Program for Teaching Esl to Adults

Proposal Abstract

This session presents research findings from a project examining teachers' perceptions who had graduated from a master's program for teaching English as a Second Language to adults. This study was guided by two research questions: (1) Which factors permitted optimal learning in the degree program and success in the graduates' new careers? (2) Which programmatic features facilitated successful teaching? The presenter will describe the study's qualitative research design consisting of interviews with 6 teachers selected from 17 graduates who completed the degree program in its early stages. Individuals participated in a taped and transcribed interview and content was analyzed from an SOTL focus to identify prevalent themes providing evidence for improving teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. This session will close as attendees discuss how findings from this study can serve to improve similar programs. Input will serve to design questions for final interviews to conclude this study.

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Atrium/Concourse

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 8th, 4:00 PM Mar 8th, 5:45 PM

Graduates' Perceptions of How Teaching and Learning Were Facilitated in a Master'S Program for Teaching Esl to Adults

Atrium/Concourse

This session presents research findings from a project examining teachers' perceptions who had graduated from a master's program for teaching English as a Second Language to adults. This study was guided by two research questions: (1) Which factors permitted optimal learning in the degree program and success in the graduates' new careers? (2) Which programmatic features facilitated successful teaching? The presenter will describe the study's qualitative research design consisting of interviews with 6 teachers selected from 17 graduates who completed the degree program in its early stages. Individuals participated in a taped and transcribed interview and content was analyzed from an SOTL focus to identify prevalent themes providing evidence for improving teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. This session will close as attendees discuss how findings from this study can serve to improve similar programs. Input will serve to design questions for final interviews to conclude this study.