Cynthia Caswell

Current occupation
MA TESOL teacher educator and programme evaluator

Brief outline of PhD research My thesis.
My research investigated the ways in which application of a theory-driven approach to evaluation for second language teacher education (SLTE) illuminated the design features and professional outcomes of a Canadian MA TESOL teacher education programme.  I focussed on the role of constructs from the SLTE knowledge base within the programme theory. 

What did you find most useful about the PhD programme?
I appreciated the serious support for pursuing publication. 

Cynthia Caswell 

 Why did you choose to study for your PhD in the School of Languages and Social Sciences?
I thought that the school had an appropriate emphasis on languages, language teaching, and language teacher education, as well as distance education, to provide an appropriate context, personnel, and resources for my research.  When I visited the campus, I also had opportunity to see some of the interdisciplinary projects that were being undertaken.

How has your PhD helped you in your current occupation?
The PhD allowed to me to pursue my goal to learn about evaluation research and its value for MA programmes