Trends in literacy education have been numerous, from reading aloud or having students read aloud, to social learning trends, such as team-based literacy games. Technology in the classroom is increasingly becoming more important, and can be highly useful in engaging today's learners. Portfolios and other asset-based evaluation methodologies have enjoyed much success by many teaching professionals. Whichever literacy research you choose to focus on, an onlineÂ master's in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on literacy studies gives you the chance to hone your teaching skills and grow your career at the same time.
The right tools for today's classroom
With the diverse and complex needs of today's students, having the right tools to practice current literacy trends keeps you on top of your teaching game. Employing the latest literacy research trends not only benefits your students, but also boosts your portfolio and can be done at your own pace through UTA's online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on literacy studies.
Critically examine current research trends
The online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction offers the essential course: "Understanding Literacy Research." Students have the opportunity to look broadly in the area of literacy research. This course provides the tools for critically examining literacy research, allowing you to tap into current literacy trends and the important research topics of today.
Advanced research design
Another course is "Designing Literacy Research," which offers a more in-depth examination of literacy trends and research tools. The student of this course explores the process of quantitative, mixed methods or qualitative research design. The course provides the opportunity to examine various research designs, such as interviews, observations, ethnography and case studies. Students are led through the research process, learning how to develop relevant research questions, collect and analyze data and write research proposals, among other topics.
Being adequately equipped to instruct using a variety of proven teaching methods is a top priority of a competent educator. By understanding current trends in literacy research, you can employ greater and more effective teaching methodologies in your classroom. Professional development is key to a successful career as an educator. UTA's online M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction has the right courses to help you get there.
Eaton, S.E. (8 September 2010). "Twenty-First Century Global Trends in Education" presented at the Center for Interactive Collaboration and Learning.
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