Developing A Model Of Course Materials For English Language Teaching At The Faculty Of Education Universitas Terbuka

Hartono, Eko (1987) Developing A Model Of Course Materials For English Language Teaching At The Faculty Of Education Universitas Terbuka. Masters thesis, Simon Fraser University.

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The purpose of this study was to propose a curriculum plan based on a literature review of ways of developing English instructional materials. The plan is designed for implementation at the Faculty of Education in Universitas Terbuka (the Open University of Indonesia). This study is important because it will help educational planners to improve course materials so that distance teaching methods are suitable and effective for language teaching. The review of the literature showed that little research has been done on the problem of teaching English at a distance. Nevertheless, in certain situations where there is no possibility for face-to-face contact, distance courses for learning English must be designed, and materials effective for learning English must be developed. The communicative approach based upon the assumption that language is taught for communicative purposes, is the current method favoured in language teaching. It is used mainly for teaching the skills of listening and speaking, and it is very important that the English teacher teaches the students how to communicate having due to regard for the purpose, situation, place, and person. The problem is how this approach can be put into practice not only in a classroom setting, but also in a distance learning setting. The curriculum plan described in this study focuses on aims and objectives, subject content, subject sequencing, teaching methods and media, learner's assessment, and course evaluation. The communicative model for teaching English was considered for some aspects of the plan. Some specific suggestions are given for English teaching at a distance at Universitas Terbuka. First, the print materials and audio-cassettes should be an integrated package. Second, the format of audio-cassette should be changed to reflect communicative ideas in language teaching. Third, UT should provide Language Resource Centres in every distance learning unit throughout Indonesia. And finally, UT should take advantage of radio broadcasting to support students' learning.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information (ID): 40006.pdf
Uncontrolled Keywords: Distance education, higher education
Subjects: 300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 374.4 Distance Education (Pendidikan Jarak Jauh)
300 Social Science > 370-379 Education (Pendidikan) > 378.175 Distance Education (pendidikan jarak jauh)
Divisions: Thesis,Disertasi & Penelitian > Tesis - Karya Dosen UT
Depositing User: CR Cherrie Rachman
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2016 04:03
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2016 04:03

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