Teachers as Course Developers

ISBN 13: 9780511551178

Teachers as Course Developers

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9780511551178: Teachers as Course Developers

This is a book about how language teachers themselves rather than curriculum specialists develop and implement their own courses. The paperback edition illuminates the process of course development through the narratives of six ELT teachers who have designed courses in widely varying contexts worldwide. Graves provides a framework for course design and examines how these six teachers have utilized or departed from the framework in meeting the challenges of their particular situations. Each narrative is followed by an analysis and a set of tasks that direct the reader's attention to a particular aspect of the framework.

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The paperback edition illuminates the process of course development through the narratives of six ELT teachers who have designed courses in widely varying contexts worldwide. Graves provides a framework for course design and examines how these six teachers have utilized or departed from the framework in meeting the challenges of their particular situations. Each narrative is followed by an analysis and a set of tasks that direct the reader's attention to a particular aspect of the framework.

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Teachers as Course Developers uses a unique case study approach to show how language teachers themselves - rather than curriculum specialists - develop and implement their own courses. Featured are the stories of six teachers who successfully designed their courses in different settings in Japan, the United States, and Latin America. The book provides a framework for the processes of course development which any teacher can use in planning his or her own courses. Each chapter highlights a different aspect of the framework based on the particular teacher's approach and examines how that teacher utilized or departed from the framework in order to meet the challenges of a particular situation. A set of tasks and discussion questions follows each narrative. An annotated bibliography is also included.

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