Presentation on theme: "CHECKLISTS. Analysis: describing what is there in the textbooks, elements of the contents. Evaluation: Making a judgment of the usefulness of the contents."— Presentation transcript:
Analysis: describing what is there in the textbooks, elements of the contents. Evaluation: Making a judgment of the usefulness of the contents in relation to a specific group of learners with specific needs. Matching the analysis with learners needs would lead to an evaluation: the textbook fits the learners needs, or it does not.
What is there? Publication date: intended users : time: components: type of material/tasks: durability: price: layout/appearance: teachers guide: contents guide. What is required? Kind of task: focus on form or meaning: classroom organization: learner centred/teacher centred: teacher and learner roles.
Impressionistic: General impression, blurb, contents page, skimming through, organization, topics, layout, unit design language skills…...>>>analysis<< Checklist: Systematic, objective, quantitative, looking for appropriate items and elements, to verify with teaching/learning needs.
Borrow and Adapt: modifiying a published checklist to needs analysis. Originate: brainstorming ideas related to learning context and needs. Research: find out through questionnaires, interviews, observations>> what do teachers and learners want?
The perfect textbook does not exist…. * What is needed is the best available book for teacher and for students. 1. The needs interests and abilities of the students. 2. The needs of the teacher. 3. Institutional needs. *Each of the above could be a category with up to 5 questions for a checklist.
Does the book suit the students? Is it attractive?................ Does the book suit the teacher? Is there a good teachers guide?................. Does the book suit the school? Does it cover the syllabus sufficiently?
1.MEANING AND FORM 2.PURPOSE 3.AUTHENTICITY 4.MEANINGS 5.SPEAKING AND…….. Checklist criteria must be clear and specific.
Enable an evaluation to be made. Make few time demands. Help select appropriate materials. Contribute to teaching or learning.
Central Course Book CDs, DVDs, Workbooks, Grammar Books Internet website Mini Dictionaries The course-book is the main point of contact between teacher and learners; must relate well to other package elements.
Continuity: Recycling: Development of learning: Ways through the materials: Reference and Index….. Vocabulary List Self Study Availability and Price
1. Developing Skills and Strategies 2. Presenting/ Recycling Vocabulary and Grammar. 3. Models for Writing 4. Interesting Information 5. Further work 6. Enjoyment