International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2015, Vol. 10(1) 24-38

Critical Pedagogy and Materials Development; Content Selection and Gradation

Ali Rahimi, Ali Kushki, Ehsan Ansaripour & Ardeshir Maki

pp. 24 - 38   |  Manu. Number: epasr.2015.003

Published online: January 01, 2015  |   Number of Views: 144  |  Number of Download: 614


Abstract

The study aimed at presenting how materials developers can design materials based on the tenets of Critical Pedagogy (CP). Having reviewed the literature on CP, the present study attempted to propose ideas for the selection and gradation phase of Materials Development in line with the tenets of CP. The distinguishing feature of the study was to exemplify a critical class with critical materials by drawing upon Freires’ Problem Posing, Generative Themes, and Concentric Circles concepts. Additionally, the study proposed Immediacy and Comparison to be employed as tools to select and gradate the content of critical materials.

Keywords: Critical pedagogy, Content selection and gradation, EFL learners, Materials development.


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Rahimi, A., Kushki, A., Ansaripour, E. & Maki, A. (2015). Critical Pedagogy and Materials Development; Content Selection and Gradation. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 10(1), 24-38.

Harvard
Rahimi, A., Kushki, A., Ansaripour, E. and Maki, A. (2015). Critical Pedagogy and Materials Development; Content Selection and Gradation. Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 10(1), pp. 24-38.

Chicago 16th edition
Rahimi, Ali, Ali Kushki, Ehsan Ansaripour and Ardeshir Maki (2015). "Critical Pedagogy and Materials Development; Content Selection and Gradation". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 10 (1):24-38.