Material Development (Question to ask when developing materials (How…
Question to ask when developing materials
What is the purpose of each exercise?
What different kinds of exercises or activities does the unit contain?
What is the format or structure of the unit and how is it organised?
What syllabus strands does it contain?
What are the aims and objectives of the unit?
If you were to use this material, would you need to adapt or modify it?
How engaging were the activities?
Would the material work with a mixed level class?
Did you experience any difficulties with any of the activities?
Was there adequate scaffolding of tasks?
What specific learning outcomes did the material deliver?
What kind of language use did the unit practise?
Reviewing overall design
grouping arrangement used
progression reflection used
design resources used
Theme of unit
Leverage student interest
contribute in overcoming cultural barriers
keep up-to-date with current issues
encourage reading and information seeking
Form of motivation for students to learn
Things to consider
Amount needed for class size
Cultural prior knowledge requirement
Difficult or unsuitable level of text
daunting mixture of known and unknown text
Vocabulary and language used may not be relevant
May contain randomness in grammar
authentic record of usage in older times
authentic and current usage
Types of material
Minimal . incidental
minimal or incidental task authenticity considered as academic tasks
simulated task authenticity or non-academic tasks