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

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2022, Vol. 17(1) 28-39

Syllabus Design in the Action-oriented Curriculum

Ahmet Acar

pp. 28 - 39   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2022.248.2   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2112-16-0003.R1

Published online: March 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 253  |  Number of Download: 442


Abstract

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) introduces a new goal for language teaching, that of training social actors rather than mere communicators. Thus, social action as a new reference action corresponding to this new reference goal in English language teaching necessitates a departure from taking interaction or communication as the ultimate goal in an ELT curriculum. This paper argues that mini-projects, which are the best models of social action compatible with the constraints of school education, should be the basic units in an action-oriented curriculum. Syllabus in such an action-oriented curriculum functions primarily as linguistic resources needed by the students to be able to carry out the proposed mini-projects. Thus, the task of the syllabus designer is to select and grade the language content according to the mini-projects proposed in an action-oriented curriculum, even in a second phase, a posteriori control of this content and its progression must be carried out, which may lead, in a third phase, to modify the mini-projects or even their chronological order.

Keywords: Action-oriented Approach, Syllabus Design, Curriculum Development, Social Actors


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APA 6th edition
Acar, A. (2022). Syllabus Design in the Action-oriented Curriculum . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(1), 28-39. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2022.248.2

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Acar, A. (2022). Syllabus Design in the Action-oriented Curriculum . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(1), pp. 28-39.

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Acar, Ahmet (2022). "Syllabus Design in the Action-oriented Curriculum ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 17 (1):28-39. doi:10.29329/epasr.2022.248.2.

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