Course: Teaching Materials Evaluation

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Course title Teaching Materials Evaluation
Course code KAJ/DIEVA
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ivanová Jaroslava, Mgr. M.A.
Course content
This course focuses on different aspects of evaluation, namely on the suitability of chosen criteria and the type of textbook evaluation, the evaluation of supplementary materials, interactive programmes on CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, different types of dictionaries (online/ on CD/ROMs, paper ones), the web pages of the main language material producers with respect to target learners. Distinguishing features of the evaluation of e-materials.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Demonstration
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Development of the evaluation of textbooks, supplementary materials, interactive programmes on CDs, CD-ROMs, DVDs, different types of dictionaries (online/ on CD/ROMs, paper ones), the web pages of the main language material producers with respect to target learners. Application of different types of evaluation checklists. Comparative analysis of teaching materials.
Being proficient to evaluate in English amaterials for TEFL. Development of basic computer skills in the course of evaluation tasks.
Prerequisites
C1.1 proficiency in English. Basic ICT skills.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Dialog, Seminar Work

Credit requirements 80% attendance Active participation in seminars Home preparation Project work presentation (individually or in pairs) Students are expected to choose/suggest criteria to evaluate the chosen language material (at least 50% must be dealing with online materials or materials in an electronic format), evaluate the material in question and present it (8-10 minutes). If students fail to deliver the oral presentation for any reason, they are expected to supply an 800-900 word essay dealing with a chosen/given topic (700-900 words plus Appendices and Bibliography).
Recommended literature
  • ? Cunningsworth, A. . (1995). Choosing your coursebook. Oxford.
  • ? Drápela, M. (2005). Online Dictionaries of Contemporary English. . Olomouc.
  • ? Lewis, G. (2004). The Internet and Young Learners. . Oxford: OUP.
  • ? McFarlane et al. (2000). Teachers Evaluating Educational Multimedia. . London: DfES.
  • Kathy Schrock. (2007). ABC of Website Evaluation.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Teaching English at Lower Secondary Schools (NA14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching English at Lower Secondary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching English at Lower Secondary Schools (NA14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching English at Lower Secondary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Physical Culture Teaching English at Lower Secondary Schools (2013) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching English at Lower Secondary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching English at Lower Secondary Schools (NA14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter