Materials Design and Assessment
Reflect on your personal practice and examine contemporary approaches to materials design and evaluation in TESOL. Look at needs analysis, lesson objectives, validity, reliability, preparing learners for testing and divergent digital approaches.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- reflect on personal practices and examine contemporary approaches to materials design and evaluation in TESOL
- integrate knowledge of current and emerging sources in evaluating and developing learning materials, and assessing language ability
- adapt and prepare materials and assessment items
- evaluate learning materials and assessment procedures in terms of educational, cultural and social appropriateness.
- Materials design overview
- Assessment overview: Terminology and contemporary approaches
- Product and Process aspects of materials provision
- Approaches to materials design in a digital age
- Impact and backwash in assessment
- Needs analysis in materials design
- Relating classroom materials to lesson objectives
- Validity and Reliability
- Practicality, Authenticity and Interactiveness in assessment
- Preparing learners for external tests
- Emerging and diverging approaches to assessment
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
No special requirements
This subject enables students to reflect on personal practice in the light of approaches to materials design in a digital age and emerging and diverging approaches to evaluation in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
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- Materials development (50%)
- Evaluation (50%)