Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2015, Vol. 10(1) 24-38
Ali Rahimi, Ali Kushki, Ehsan Ansaripour & Ardeshir Maki
pp. 24 - 38 | Manu. Number: epasr.2015.003
Published online: January 01, 2015 | Number of Views: 148 | Number of Download: 711
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.
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