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LN5032: CURRICULUM AND MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT (2021-2022)

Last modified: 20 Aug 2021 11:33


Course Overview

This course will introduce students to the concepts and practices involved in the design, planning, and implementation of ELT curriculums and materials. It will discuss how to carry out an effective ‘Situation’ and ‘Needs’ analysis, how to target specific language and content objectives, and how to set realistic and attainable goals. Students will learn to systematically evaluate, adapt, and create contextually-appropriate lessons and make informed decisions about curricular matters. The primary aim is to empower teachers with the pedagogical knowledge to analyze different learning situations and to be able to devise programs and materials that best suit the needs of their learners.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Vincent Greenier

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Instructional design has become a focal point of educational systems around the world because effective teaching methods and tools are the pathways to positive outcomes for students, teachers, and schools. This course will begin by exploring the unique characteristics and circumstances of ELT that make quality materials especially important. The course examines the various elements to consider when making informed decisions about learning processes and practices, including the age and competencies of the learners, the time and means available, and the expected outcomes of relevant stakeholders. Students will learn how to navigate an array of learner and contextual factors when determining learning objectives, organizing a course, selecting and designing materials, and choosing appropriate assessments.

 

The seminars for this course will be practice-oriented with a focus on applying the concepts through hands-on, collaborative sessions where students will have the opportunity to devise lesson plans and materials for different curriculum types, from language-focused classes to more innovative pedagogical approaches


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Meeting during University week9
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 10 - 14

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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 2500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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