TASK 2 A: Selecting a new coursebook
CoursebookSelection ProcessHighlights: Pre-Use • Needs Analysis: All partiesto beinvolved - getting feedbackfrom all Ts, - getting feedback from ss through piloting some parts of the coursebook and observing their reactions etc.
Coursebook Selection ProcessHighlights: Pre-Use • Piloting to see the following: • time allocation for each unit/module/level; • task types; - how useful/fun/appealing the activities/topics etc.are.
Coursebook Selection ProcessHighlights: Pre-Use • Cost • Deliveryprocess • Availability
Coursebook Selection ProcessHighlights: Pre-Use • Constructing a set of criteria to check to what extent the book meets the specific needs of the school.
OurCriteria • Pacing in line with the syllabus objectives in terms of speed, organisation ..etc. • Objectives: Clear? Too ambitious? CEFR relevant? Specified whenever relevant? Number of objectives in each module/unit/level? To what extent it meets our syllabus objectives. • Easy to follow in terms of its organisation • Ss should be able to study the book on their own • (Online) supplementary components: Classware – DVDs, CDs, Interactive online tools for both ts & ss.
OurCriteria • Balanced exposure to NS & NNS contexts/culture/accents etc. • Balanced focus on academic skills & strategies • The need to supplement the book: the less the better. • Physically appealing (90-60-90)& user friendly (e.g. some space to take notes or write answers) • Authentic in terms of EFL contexts & academic needs: Glocalised content! • Variety in topics/tasks/exercises
TASK 2 B: Evaluating the effectiveness of the coursebook once it’s adopted
Evaluation of Usefulness: While& Post use • Ongoing feedback can be collected in the following ways:
Evaluation of Usefulness: While& Post use Learners: • While process: Through class rep meetings; questionnaires; interviews during and after the course • Post-Prep School Process: Ss studying at the freshman could be interviewed/given questionnaires how well the book prepared them for their present studies at the faculty
Evaluation of Usefulness: While& Post use Teachers: • Level meetings (verbal & written) • Structuredobservations with pre & post conferences just focusing on the usefulness of the textbook.
Evaluation of Usefulness: While& Post use Faculty teachers: Academic staff at the freshman could be interviewed about how well the students were prepared for the faculty
Evaluation of Usefullness: While& Post use Assessment Results: To what extent the objectives are achieved?
Evaluation of Usefullness: While& Post use Curriculum members: To what extent they needed to supplement/adapt the book to achieve the syllabus objectives
Evaluation of Usefullness: While& Post use Annotatedcopies of the books/review reports could be collected from the ts.