SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES


Curriculum Renewal Project (2003-2004)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THE PROJECT                                                                                                                                                               
The Administration of METU, School of Foreign Languages, conducted a Curriculum Renewal Project which can be considered as the evaluation of the courses offered by the Department of Basic English and the Department of Modern Languages between 2001 and 2003. The project was based on the fact that change is one of the most pertinent features of organizational life and any change in the environment would be reflected in the instruction conducted in an educational institution. It was assumed that the many-faceted nature of the METU - SFL Curriculum Renewal Project would enable:

 

  • both DBE and DML to collaborate in their efforts to draw up specific course syllabi and the overall departmental curriculum,
  • the SFL to identify its educational policy and define this policy in written form,
  • the teachers in DBE and DML to share their expertise and experiences within the framework of the curriculum renewal cycle and thus bring forth innovation. 

 

This project laid the grounds for the setting up of an SFL Curriculum Unit, which would conduct work on the periodical evaluation of SFL's overall curiculum and reflect itself in the departmental syllabi. Due to the fact that the faculty are the main contributers to innovations in departmental syllabi, the SFL administration and the project management invited participation in the procedure so as to raise a sense of ownership of the ultimate curriculum.

 

 The documents reflecting the outcomes of the project are at the links below. Please go to the link "Curriculum Policy Document" for the full report.

  

SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

 

DEPARTMENT OF BASIC ENGLISH

 

DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES