Module Catalogues

Principles of Course and Materials Design

Module Title Principles of Course and Materials Design
Module Level Level 4
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2021/22
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

The main aims of the module are to:
• Introduce some of the main research, theorizing and practice involved in the evaluation and design of curricula for English language education
• Examine each of the main levels of activity involved in curriculum design, i.e., needs analysis, situation analysis, course design, material design, syllabus design and materials evaluation and adaptation
• Identify relevant academic concepts for each of these areas studied
• Raise awareness of factors that are crucial to effective teaching
• Understand and use the practical procedures and principals involved

Learning outcomes

Students completing the module successfully should:
CODE OUTCOME
A Understand the main research, theory and practice involved in the design and evaluation of curricula for English language education
B Have a good knowledge about each of the main levels of activity involved in curriculum design, i.e., needs analysis, situation analysis, course design, material design, syllabus design and materials evaluation and adaptation
C Acquire relevant academic concepts for these areas
D Be aware of the key factors that are crucial to effective teaching
E Be able to apply theoretical principles in real course and material designing practice

Method of teaching and learning

The teaching sessions are divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops.