Design and Use of English Textbooks for Twelve-year Basic Education
Twelve-year Basic Education (TBE) has been noted for the new concept of competency, which is composed of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Many teachers are stressing out about the new education reform. The author argues that teachers of English should feel at ease because the majority of the old elements in previous curriculum guidelines for English are retained. Some of these elements, such as learning strategies, receive more emphasis than before; some, such as thinking skills, are extended to junior high and primary schools. This study presents some possible ways in which these old elements could be re-conceptualized and re-structured from the perspective of competency-based instruction. As for the new elements, like discourse structures, and the new roles assigned to English in the world, such as reconstructing the society and functioning as a tool for acquiring new knowledge, are also discussed. It concludes that the joint efforts of textbook writers and the practitioners will lead to the accomplishment of the goals of TBE for English learning on the one hand, and help boost the professionalism of the English-teaching community in Taiwan on the other.
|關鍵詞||十二年國教、思考能力、英語定位、素養導向教學、篇章結構、Twelve-year Basic Education、thinking skills、roles of English、competencybased instruction、discourse structures|