CURRICULUM DESIGN - 2021/2
Module code: ELAM010
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The module will provide an introduction to the process of second language curriculum design. It will cover a range of issues related to the design, implementation and evaluation of second language curricula.
School of Literature and Languages
FLOATER Gavin (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: X162
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Defining syllabus design
- Product-oriented syllabuses
- Process-oriented syllabuses
- Learning needs and goals
- Selecting and grading content and tasks
- Curriculum innovation
- Curriculum evaluation
- Needs and environment analysis
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||PROJECT REPORT (2,000 WORDS)||40|
|Examination||EXAM (2 HOURS)||60|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a knowledge of the issues central to curriculum design and to apply that knowledge to a familiar teaching / learning context
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of
- a two hour exam on topics related to the module content and demonstrating the learning outcomes.
- a written report of 2,000 words intended to apply the knowledge gained to a language learning context.
Classroom-based seminar tasks
Group and individual feedback on classroom-based tasks will be provided during the input sessions.
Individual feedback on the assessed work will be provided online via SurreyLearn.
- This module aims to develop students' knowledge and understanding of what a language curriculum is and how to design and evaluate it. The component parts which make up a language curriculum and the relationship between them will be looked at and a process for designing a language course will be analysed.
|1||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key terminology such as ‘curriculum' and ‘syllabus’||KC|
|2||Distinguish between the different types of language syllabus||KCP|
|3||Be familiar with the elements which comprise a language curriculum||K|
|4||Critically evaluate different types of language syllabus||KCPT|
|5||Design a draft language course for a given context||PT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 11
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Enable students to acquire in-depth knowledge of theoretical issues in second language teaching and learning through attendance at classes and an exploration of scholarly writing in the field;
- Enable students to deepen their knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers of English through attending classes, engaging in extensive reading and completing exercises and assignments;
- Encourage student participation and independent learning, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;
- Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and evaluate concepts, theories and practices associated with English language learning and teaching through attending classes, and engaging in independent study.
- Acquire in-depth knowledge of the principles underlying language curriculum design and evaluation through attendance at classes and an exploration of scholarly writing in the field
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Two contact hours per week over the semester;
- Classes will include lectures and seminars;
- Students are expected to engage in extensive reading of scholarly writing outside classes in order to follow lectures and participate in seminars.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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