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Course Outline Materials Development and Adaptation

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Course Outline Materials Development and Adaptation

  1. 1. Department: English Faculty of Education and Social Sciences CED 2213 MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT AND ADAPTATION Course Outline Semester May 2014 3/13/34 Study period: Year / Semester ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Credit Value 3 credits (3 + 0) : 3 hours lecture Pre-requisites Nil. Co-requisite units Nil Significance Core subject Method of Delivery Course Co-ordinator Murni Salina binti Saharudin Contact details Email, salina@unisel.edu.my Administrative contact Pn. Zila Tel. 03-3280 5126, Location BJ Website for Unit Materials www.facebook.com/matdevunisel Student Consultation Tuesday, 9.00am – 12.00pm LEARNING INFORMATION Aim This course aims to: survey and evaluate current ELT materials used in schools in Malaysia; expose students to the criteria for materials and course book evaluation; discuss materials development and organization as well as techniques of adaptation; survey the availability of supplementary reading materials for adolescents. Course Learning Outcomes Successful students in this course can: appraise trends, methods, and criteria in materials and coursebook selection in TESL; apply criteria in material selection in choosing materials and coursebook suitable to the needs of particular group of students, and adapt and develop materials for use in ELT. Essential texts Cunningsworth, A. (2005). Choosing Your Coursebook. Oxford: Macmillan Heinemann. McDonough, J. & Shaw, C. (2008). Materials and Methods in ELT. Blackwell Publishing. Chitravelu et.al., (2005). ELT Methodology: Principles & Practice. Oxford Fajar. Tomlinson (2008). Materials Development in Language Teaching. Cambridge University Press. Lecture √ Tutorial √ Problem Based Learning √ Project √
  2. 2. COURSE PROGRAM OVERVIEW Lecture Begin Date Lecture/Seminar Tutorial/Other Assessment 1. Introduction to the course outline Coursework / assignments Classroom tasks Materials need to be prepared Lecture Discussion 2. The role of instructional materials and textbooks Amount of reliance on the Course book Advantages & Disadvantages Lecture Discussion Task 1 : Assigning Assignment 1 : Textbook Evaluation 3. The need for materials evaluation The textbook ‘problem’ The importance of textbook evaluation Lecture 4. Evaluating materials and textbooks used in schools in Malaysia Types of Materials Evaluation Evaluating for Potential and Evaluating for Suitability Lecture 5. Process of choosing a course book Approaches to evaluation Methods of Evaluation Lecture Discussion 6. Assignment 1 : Evaluating KBSR Textbook Presentation Task 2 : Assignment 1 : Textbook Evaluation Presentation 7. Developing a list of criteria for textbook and material evaluation Test 1 (15%) Mid Sem Break 8. Types of Evaluation Criteria to evaluate textbook and other materials Guidelines/Principles underlying evaluation criteria Lecture Discussion Task 3 : Assigning Assignment 2 9. Materials Adaptation What does it mean? Why do we have to adapt? Lecture Task 4 : Adapt & Develop materials for reading & writing 10. When to adapt What to adapt How to adapt Lecture Discussion Task 5 : Adapt & Develop materials for listening & speaking 11. Supplementing and replacing material Selecting and adapting materials for teaching grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Lecture Discussion Task 6 : Adapt & Develop materials for grammar & vocabulary 12. Adapting outdated coursebooks Tutorial Task 7 : Progress work of Assignment 2 : Developing own materials 13. Developing own materials Test 2 (15%) 14. Project Presentation Assignment 2 Exam Weeks
  3. 3. ASSESSMENT INFORMATION Assessment summary Assignment 1 15% Assignment 2 15% Test 1 10% Test 2 10% Portfolio 10% Final 40% Detailed information on each assessment task ASSIGNMENT 1 (15% - Group work) Evaluating KBSR Textbook (Presentation) Choose any KBSR textbook. Evaluate the whole book by using Appendix A from an article entitled, Developing An English Language Textbook Evaluation Checklist. Your report should contain the introduction, analysis/comments, conclusion, reference and attachment. The Cover Page should include: University’s Logo, Name of the university, followed by the faculty. Subject Code and Name. Title Lecturer’s Name, followed by student’s name, matric no. Month/Year A brief oral presentation is required for this assignment. ASSIGNMENT 2 (15% - Group work) Developing Instructional Materials Select ONE section/activity from the textbook (in assignment 1); Adapt the activity to suit the level of your students (rural/urban, low/intermediate/high) and focus on one skill (grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, listening, speaking) Design/create an instructional material to compliment it (posters/charts/CD/etc.) Write a lesson plan that utilizes the material created. Demonstrate how the activity is carried out (length: 5 – 10 mins) The lesson plan needs to be submitted with the sketch of the materials. The Cover Page should include: University’s Logo, Name of the university, followed by the faculty. Subject Code and Name. Title Lecturer’s Name, followed by student’s name, matric no. Month/Year INDIVIDUAL PORTFOLIO (10% - Individual) Materials Compilation File Prepare an individual file. Compile all the worksheets/materials done in class. By the end of the semester, each student will have to submit the file with ‘the contents’ page indicating each activity in the file. The Cover Page should include: University’s Logo, Name of the university, followed by the faculty. Subject Code and Name. Title Lecturer’s Name, followed by student’s name, matric no. Month/Year

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