Is the coursebook your script or your resource?

  • Session A

Presenter(s): Susanna Schwab

In Swiss primary and lower secondary schools, ELT coursebooks are all prescribed and teachers cannot choose their own coursebook. Despite teaching with compulsory coursebooks, teachers still have to evaluate the materials and make informed decisions on what to teach and how to teach it. My own experiences and discussions with pre- and in-service teachers have shown a lack of teacher textbook awareness. Instead of relying on intuition and/or instinct, teachers should take decisions based on principles. McGrath’s principled approach to adaptation will be presented and discussed.