This project is dedicated to innovative EFL teacher education at the University of Duisburg-Essen with a special focus on both developing novice EFL teachers’ digital literacy as well as exploiting digital media for professional and reflective teacher education. The main objective of this project is to develop a moodle-based digital learning platform for beginning EFL teacher students in the bachelor’s program. The platform will then be implemented in the introductory module FD1 following the inverted classroom approach: With the help of this platform students prepare the in-class meetings by independently acquiring knowledge of fundamental models, approaches and skills of foreign language education. Following this, the face-to-face meetings in class will focus on novice EFL teachers experimenting with the practical implementation and application of their knowledge and skills from the start of their teaching career. This project thus aims at bridging the gap between theory and practice of EFL education in school contexts as well as educating reflective EFL practitioners.
Duration: Mar. 2019 – Feb. 2020
Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Eva Wilden