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Issues in Syllabus Design and Materials Production
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Building on your book: Vocabulary activities to enhance your textbook

When teaching vocabulary, teachers and textbooks tend to focus on just one aspect of word knowledge: meaning. Yet vocabulary researchers have long argued that knowing a word means learning much more than just its meaning, with the word’s form,

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Teachers as Course Developers

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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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Syllabus Design: A Process Syllabus 

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This blog helps thinking the crisis in culture and in education : reading, maths, curriculum, ...

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Curriculum & évaluations

Core Knowledge,

American Educator,

E.D. Hirsch Jr.

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Why Online Textbooks Make Sense

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Electronic textbooks just make sense when you compare the cheaper cost for students, not to mention the royalty benefits for authors and publishers. With a growing demand for digital textbooks on college campuses, college ...
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OperatingSystems - THE TASK-BASED SYLLABUS

This paper covers (1) the definition of task, (2) task components, (3) the characteristics of task-based syllabus (4) A framework for task-based course design, (5) Classifying tasks, (6) The thematic content of tasks, ...
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From Teaching Points to Learning Opportunities and beyond

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Dick Allwright

'The teaching point persists, and will no doubt persist further, but this article reviews decades of thinking to challenge it as prime unit of planning for language teaching and proposes instead the learning opportunity as a unit of analysis with major implications for planning. This proposal leads me to advocate practitioner research (specifically Exploratory Practice) as a vehicle for practitioners (teachers and learners) to plan and work together to deepen their understandings of life in the language classroom. Describing first the persistence over recent decades of the teaching point mentality, I then review the major challenges to it over the same period. The most significant comes from 1980s academic classroom research, which casts doubt on the practical value of teaching point-based teaching and presented classroom language learning as inherently idiosyncratic and unpredictable. But it also offered a relatively optimistic view of what learners may get from lessons via the myriad learning opportunities that arise. The notion of the learning opportunity is then presented in its very considerable complexity, not to justify further academic research but instead to justify thinking of what planning might contribute to practitioners' own teaching and learning lives, primarily via planning for understanding.'

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Crafting the ePerfect Textbook – Communauté – Google+

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This a new course  I am following on evoonline 2014. A treasure to trove of resources.

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Bookstep offers a la carte model for e-textbooks | TeleRead: News ...

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I'm sure everyone who went to college has had the experience of having to buy a whole book when their professor only turned out to need a few chapters from.
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Why Are So Many EFL Textbooks So Bland, Boring, and Culturally ...

Many English as a Foreign language (EFL) textbooks bore English students, ignore local cultures, and impose a one-size fits all style. Why?
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Ansary - Universal Characteristics of EFL/ESL Textbooks: A Step Towards Systematic Textbook Evaluation (TESL/TEFL)

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