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Postgraduate Course: Evaluation and Design of TESOL Materials (EDUA11255)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education and Sport CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis module covers the knowledge and skills for evaluating, adapting and designing TESOL materials. It trains students to adapt and supplement published materials in various ways and to design their own materials for various teaching contexts, in the light of current research in TESOL materials evaluation and design. It also examines ways of involving learners in materials evaluation and design. The purpose is to draw on theory to inform practice and students are encouraged to adopt a variety of roles, such as the role of evaluator and designer rather than the implementer of TESOL materials.
Course description Topics
Materials evaluation: principles and techniques
Evaluating tasks
Adapting published materials
The role of the course book
Online materials
Task based and CLIL based materials
Materials and language skills and systems
Addressing differentiation
Involving learners in materials evaluation and design

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2024/25, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Course Start Date 13/01/2025
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 16, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) There are three parts to the assessment. The students:
a) evaluate a set of materials (e.g. a coursebook)
b) make a proposal for materials adaptation/design
b) evaluate these materials.

They submit:
- their materials, or a representative section of them;
- the materials evaluation that they carried out;
- a rationale for the materials design and the evaluation;
- a statement of what they have learnt by carrying out these tasks;
- a statement of how the materials and design relate to current research issues in evaluation and design of TESOL materials.

Wordage: 4000
Weighting: 100%
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify the fundamental principles and characteristics of TESOL materials.
  2. Understand different techniques/methods for evaluating materials as well as principles from which these techniques derive.
  3. Evaluate TESOL materials.
  4. Adapt and supplement published materials on the basis of students┬┐ and teacher┬┐s needs as well as the teaching context.
  5. Design their own materials on the basis of their understanding of current ELT trends, approaches and methods.
Reading List
McGarth, I. (2002) Materials Evaluation and Design for Language Teaching. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press Ltd.

Mishan, F and Timmis, I (2015). Materials Development for TESOL. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Lecture
Mondays 12.10pm-1.00pm
Paterson's land 1.26

Mondays 10.00am-12 noon
Workshop Group 1 - Paterson's Land G37

Wednesdays 2.00pm-4.00pm
Group 2: Paterson's Land 1.37

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Course organiserDr Farah Akbar
Tel: (0131 6)51 6445
Course secretaryMr David Gilbert
Tel: (0131 6)51 6265
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